Andrew Jackson was a general in the War of 1812. He was the seventh president of the United States. Jackson was a strong advocate for democracy and the common man. He helped to found the Democratic Party. Jackson was a controversial figure, and was nicknamed “Old Hickory” for his tough personality.
Jackson was a slave owner, and was criticized for his treatment of Native Americans. Jackson was a popular president, and was reelected in 1832. He oversaw the creation of the modern American banking system. Jackson was a proponent of Manifest Destiny. He is considered one of the most influential presidents in American history.
The military career Andrew Jackson’s began when he joined an American militia at age thirteen, during the Revolutionary War (1775–1783). In 1787 he became lieutenant colonel in command of his first unit during an invasion by Spanish forces from Florida into Georgia; however, he did not see combat since Spain had agreed to withdraw its troops before reaching Savannah . In 1788 he resigned his commission after being accused by his superior officers of disobedience and drunkenness during an expedition against Indians near Fort Ninety Six.
Jackson also fought in many wars including the War of 1812 against Great Britain and its Native American allies. He won many battles during this war including the Battle of New Orleans and became a national hero because of it. Jackson became a hero during his presidency. In 1814, when war broke out between Great Britain and America again, Jackson led an army against them at the Battle of New Orleans. The British thought they had already won this war because they had taken over Washington DC and burned down many buildings there. But Jackson’s troops defeated them at New Orleans by killing or capturing all their soldiers there. This battle made him a hero because it showed that Americans could fight back against their enemies even when things looked bleak for them!