Major General in the War of 1812
During the War
Jackson led a major battle. He led the battle of New Orleans along with taking Florida. During the battle at New Orleans, Jackson was shot in the arm which left him in a sling for a while. The sling did not stop him from fighting. He was also there when the Treaty of Fort Jackson was established.
After the War
Jackson decided to retire after the war. He went back to his home which was called the Hermitage. He soon realized that the country was not running as smooth as it should be. That was when he decided to run for President. He was first elected as a Senator. He was elected President in 1828. When he ran for re-election in 1832 and won once again. Jackson died shortly at the age of 78 in 1845.