Jackson Pdf


Number of page: 190
Author: Ralph K. Andrist
Publisher: New Word City
ISBN: 9781612307817
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Andrew Jackson – war hero and spokesman for the frontier, the first president from west of the Alleghenies, the first born in a log cabin – fought his way to the White House. Once there, he stood for the rights of common citizens, founded the Democratic Party, expanded the powers of the presidency, paid off the national debt, and postponed civil war by prevailing against the advocates of states’ rights. He also owned a number of slaves on his Tennessee plantation and sponsored the Indian Removal Act, resulting in the brutal relocation of thousands of Native Americans to what is now Oklahoma. Here is his story.

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About The Author

Ralph K. Andrist was a longtime editor in the American Heritage Book Division. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Minnesota with a major in journalism. During World War II, he served as a lieutenant on the U.S. Navy aircraft carrier Tulagi. His books include Lewis and Clark, The Gold Rush, and The Polar Explorers.

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