Andrew Jackson: The Making of America #2

Andrew Jackson: The Making of America #2

by Teri Kanefield


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Born into poverty, Andrew Jackson (1767–1845) rose to become the nation’s seventh president and the founder of the Democratic Party. When the War of 1812 broke out, Jackson’s leadership earned him national fame as a military hero, and during the 1820s and 1830s he became an influential, and polarizing, political figure. Jackson is best known for making America more democratic. The problem was that, for Jackson, “the people” were white and male. So while he moved the United States toward a true democracy, he also trampled on the rights of minorities, appointing proslavery Supreme Court justices and giving America the Indian Removal Act, which resulted in the Trail of Tears. The book includes selections of Jackson’s writings, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419734212
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/26/2019
Series: Abrams Making of America Series
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 788,399
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 10 - 14 Years

About the Author

Teri Kanefield is a lawyer and the author of The Girl from the Tar Paper School, The Extraordinary Suzy Wright, The Making of America series, and more. She lives in San Luis Obispo, California.

Table of Contents

Prologue: A Mob in the White House 1

1 A Brutal Boyhood 5

2 Head of All the Rowdies 24

3 Romance on the Frontier 34

4 Congressman Jackson 49

5 Justice, Jackson Style 60

6 The Beat of the War Dram 75

7 The Battle of New Orleans 91

8 The Corrupt Bargain 104

9 Demagogue or Passionate Patriot? 121

10 The Indian Removal Act 142

11 Who Decides? 158

12 Jackson's War with the Bank 171

13 Nullification 181

14 Legacy 198

Notes 205

Time Line 215

Selected Writings of Andrew Jackson 217

"The Hunters of Kentucky" 224

Bibliography 227

Acknowledgments 230

Index 231

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