Life and Public Services of Gen. Andrew Jackson, Seventh President of the United States: Including the Most Important of His State Papers (Google eBook)

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John Stilwell Jenkins
New Leaf Publishing Group, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 395 pages
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Born to his widowed mother shortly after his father's death, as a young teenager, Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) was cruelly treated by the British as a prisoner of war, losing two brothers and his mother during the American Revolution. Though he did not become the minister his mother hoped he would be, Jackson became a popular hero and America's seventh president. His legacy is a controversial one due to his support for slavery and forced removal of Native Americans from their lands. Exemplifying the rough and hardy qualities of a frontiersman, Jackson would see success on the battlefield, including the brilliant campaign against the British in New Orleans during the War of 1812, survive an attempted assassination as president, and fiercely resist the institution of a national bank. His policies sought to change the balance of power by strengthening the presidency as well as promoting public interest and activity in the government.
  

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A Controversial, Courageous Leader

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Andrew Jackson. Frontiersman. Old Hickory. The Battle of New Orleans. Seventh president of the United States of America. "Whatever may be the views in regard to his merits as a ... Read full review

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Life of Andrew Jackson edited by John Jenkins is another in a "new" series of books put out by Attic Books. This "Life of" series currently consists of five titles, and I own all but Life of Luther. I ... Read full review

Contents

CHAPTER I
12
CHAPTER II
24
CHAPTER IV
50
CHAPTER V
63
CHAPTER VII
94
CHAPTER VIII
113
CHAPTER X
155
CHAPTER XI
170
Message to the United States Senate on returning the Bank Bill
239
Proclamation on the Nullification Question
261
Extracts from the Protest
285
Sixth Annual Message
304
Message in relation to Texas
342
Farewell Address
348
Letter to Commodore Elliott declining a Sarcophagus
371
Dr Bethunes Discourse
379

CHAPTER XIII
194
Inaugural Address
219

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