Andrew Jackson: The Making of America #2

Andrew Jackson: The Making of America #2

by Teri Kanefield

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Overview


Andrew Jackson tells the story of one of our most controversial presidents.

Born in the Carolina backwoods, Jackson joined the American Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen. After a reckless youth of gunfights, gambling, and general mischief, he rose to national fame as the general who defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans.

Jackson ran for president as a political outsider, championing the interest of common farmers and frontiersmen. Determined to take down the wealthy, well-educated East Coast “elites,” he pledged to destroy the national bank—which he believed was an engine of corruption serving the interest of bankers and industrialists. A stanch nationalist, he sought to secure and expand the nation’s borders. Believing that “we the people” included white men only, he protected the practice of slavery, and opened new lands for white settlers by pushing the Native people westward.

Jackson, a polarizing figure in his era, ignited a populist movement that remains a powerful force in our national politics.

About the Series
The Making of America series traces the constitutional history of the United States through overlapping biographies of American men and women. The debates that raged when our nation was founded have been argued ever since: How should the Constitution be interpreted? What is the meaning, and where are the limits of personal liberty? What is the proper role of the federal government? Who should be included in “we the people”? Each biography in the series tells the story of an American leader who helped shape the United States of today.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781419728402
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 03/13/2018
Series: Abrams Making of America Series , #2
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 1,163,462
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.10(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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