Andrew Jackson


Book Summary/Contents
, in the author's words, was "mild, polite, polished,
benevolent, and democratic." It would not be in anyone's favor to question the
validity of the his words, but to understand them with unrestrained faith in
those words will help to insure complete insight into the book. Moreover, this
book stresses the immortal fact that Jackson's private life had as much irony
and agony as his political/outside life did. With those factors understood,
Jackson's life and the times he lived in, will become clear to all.
The important point to understand about most things in this world is the
nature of their origins, Andrew Jackson is no different. Born with no idea as to
what ...

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gave young Andrew little rewards;
he was given very little schooling of basic reading, writing, and figuring. So,
how, in fact, does a man that receives less education than the average American
at that time, not to mention the likes of John Adams or Thomas Jefferson, be, in
the many historians minds, greater than Adams or Jefferson? The long answer to
that question will start when "Andy" as the young, and slim Jackson is called,
attains to the age of 13.
The year was 1780, British troops had taken South Carolina, Andy's oldest
brother had joined the American regiment fighting in their home town, but died
due to heat exhaustion in battle. At the sight of his deceased brother Hugh,
Jackson joins the army as a mounted messenger. After the fighting halted, both
Andrew Jackson and his brother Robert (who had also joined the American army by
now) went back home to the Crawfords. Even though official battles had been
temporarily stopped, the "civil war" raged on as Patriots fought ...

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from city to city in South Carolina seeking the horse-race and
drinking his heart out. Uncontrolled and unrestrained by anyone or anything
besides money, Andrew would come to see and do almost everything imaginable at
that time in the United States. He had also gone into various professions, from
teaching to law. It was at law where he began his rise to politics.
On the road to becoming a lawyer, Jackson's first stop was be apprentice
to Spruce MaCay, in North Carolina. But simply being apprentice wasn't enough,
Jackson left MaCay after two years, and when he finally got admitted to the
state bar, he began drifting about the local courts, taking a case here and
there. It wasn't ...

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