By: Elizabeth Missiaen
Andrew Jackson's Early Years
He was a teacher then, he went to law school to become a lawyer at only 17 years old. He pretended to be a clerk for a lawyer in North Carolina in return for access of books. He accepted a job of a prosecutor after a couple years of practicing law in North Carolina.
Andrew Jackson's Military Life
Jackson also led American forces to the victory over the British at the battle of New Orleans. The victory really occurred after the war was over, because the Treaty of Ghent (which ended the war of 1812) was signed 2 weeks in advanced to the Battle of New Orleans, but word got delayed. However, after the victory, Jackson was known as a war hero. At the Battle of New Orleans, there were roughly 2000 British causalities while the U.S only had roughly 70. The battle marked the last attempt by any foreign nation to invade the United States.
*Below is a picture of the Battle of New Orleans led by Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson's Presidency
Jackson's party had become known as the democratic party, and John Quincy's known as the republican party. The election of 1832 was the first election where they used National Party Conventions. In 1832 Jackson ran against Henry Clay. The main campaign issue of this election was the Bank of the United States. Jackson won with 55% popular votes and 219/286 electoral votes.
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