Andrew Jackson: One Of The Most Influential Presidents Of All Time

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Andrew Jackson’s influence on the politics of his time was remarkable. He was the only president to have an era named after him. He also changed the way this country was run and expanded the country’s borders. He changed much, but the four most important aspects of this era, in chronological order, were his victory over the British, his defeat in the presidential race of 1824, his successful presidential campaign in 1828, and his decision to remove Native Americans to land west of the Mississippi. His victory over the British in the Battle of New Orleans lifted his popularity exponentially. He was a newfound American hero, and this pushed his political ambitions towards the White House. In 1824 Jackson was defeated in a close presidential race, dubbed the corrupt bargain by his supporters. He was not a man who liked to lose, especially when he felt that the people wanted him as president. Consequently, he ran a successful campaign in 1828, becoming the seventh president of the United States. One of the most important decisions Jackson made in office was the removal of Native Americans to lands west of the Mississippi River. These four aspects of Andrew Jackson’s life and presidency shaped this era into the Jacksonian Era.
Andrew Jackson had already gained a reputation for being a fierce fighter and leader for his fighting with Native Americans by the time he fought in the Battle of New Orleans. However, the Natives were primitive, and the Battle of New Orleans was against the strong British Empire. In command of the British forces was Major General Lord Edward Pakenham, and his army consisted of hardened veterans who had fought the French. The American forces included active duty military, state militia, pirates, and free blacks. The Americans sent a small force forward to attack the first wave of invading British soldiers; however, the Americans were at a numerical disadvantage, so they pulled back to a good defensive position to hold back the British. What the Americans did not have in numbers, they made up for with “Andrew Jackson, whose courage, energy, and determination were vital to the victory.” From this defensive position they were able to hold the British and inflict heavy casualties upon them. Fighting a losing battle, the British retreated, boarded their ships, and fled the country. The irony of this battle was that it was unnecessary: the war had ended before the first scrimmage was fought. The defeat of the British under Jackson’s leadership boosted his reputation and made him a household name. Some even compared Andrew Jackson to the last American hero George Washington. With his reputation elevated to that of a hero, he became a symbol of nationalistic pride. With the American Revolution still fresh in people’s minds, the defeat of the British was celebrated. In one battle` Jackson had accomplished the best action possible to further his career.
After becoming a national hero, Andrew Jackson wanted to further his career...

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