Andrew Jackson

his Presidency

Battle of New Orleans

Jackson became a national hero after defeating the British at New Orleans during the War of 1812–albeit several days after the signing of a peace treaty in Europe. The battle was one of the most lopsided victories in American history, where the British lost over two thousand men and the Americans only a handful.

The Corrupt Bargain

In the spring of 1825, Jackson accused Speaker of the House Henry Clay of making a "corrupt bargain" with John Quincy Adams, where Clay would be appointed secretary of state under Adams if Clay would throw his support behind Adams in the disputed election of 1824

The indian removal act

    The Indian Removal Act was passed by Congress on May 28, 1830, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. The law authorized the president to negotiate with southern Indian tribes for their removal to federal territory west of the Mississippi River in exchange for their ancestral homelands