American Hero Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson was a true American leader and his contribution to our country is still felt today. Andrew Jackson started off his life as an orphan and prisoner to the British and he became the seventh president of the United States for two terms and American General in our country. Without Andrew Jackson’s bravery and confidence our country would have been very different. His contributions of leading American forces in the Battle of New Orleans, Order of Indian Removal Act, and inheriting the name of the Democratic Party have set them as someone deserving our praise. Their legacy as an orphan to the seventh president of the United States he must be recognized.
Andrew Jackson’s early life was a little strange compared to ours. Andrew Jackson was born on March 15, 1767 on the border of North and South Carolina. Both of his parents emigrated from Ireland for a new life. After his mom and dad, Andrew Jackson and Elizabeth Hutchinson, died in his early years all he had was his brother who died in a British prison. He got a scar from a British officer when he refused to shine his shoe. As Andrew Jackson grew he became more into politics than before. Soon to move to Tennessee and find the love of his life, Rachel Donelogon. While in Tennessee Andrew Jackson met a man named Charles Dickinson. Charles Dickinson called him a useless, worthless, scoundrel, and a coward. Andrew answered this with a duel. During this duel Andrew was shot about an inch from the heart because of this Andrew could take his time aiming for Charles’s heart and pull the trigger. Charles was killed on the spot, and Andrew kept the bullet inside of him for the rest of his life.
After the duel Andrew became...