Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

by Katie Marsico
     
 

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Children's Literature - Sylvia Firth
High school history teachers and students are always in need of material about the Presidents. The aim of this series entitled "Presidents and Their Times" is to not only convey the facts about the person, but also to relate history and the culture of the period. Growing up on the frontier, Jackson was the first President to represent the common man. Though he was only thirteen, he joined the South Carolina Militia to help the Continental Army fight the British. After the war, he lived an unsavory life, with gambling and drinking as his chief interests. He tried unsuccessfully to teach school. Eventually he settled down, studied law and opened his own practice in 1787. Jackson was appointed to the U.S. Senate in 1797, but he was not able to function in such an environment and resigned in 1798. Known for his temper, he took part in several duels, which were not uncommon during this time. Jackson became a major general in the army in 1814 and governor of the Florida territory in 1821. After he lost the presidential election in the House of Representative in 1825, he was elected President in 1828 and served two terms. He remained committed expanding the country and to the interests of ordinary Americans. Jackson remains controversial for some of his actions, especially how he treated Native Americans. The Trail of Tears that forced the Cherokee Indians to travel twelve hundred miles from Georgia across the Mississippi River to new settlements was the result of the Indian Removal Act of 1830 enacted during Jackson's first presidential term. The numerous photographs, drawings and sidebars provide depth and interest. Many other extras, such as a timeline, glossary, bibliography, index and numerous websites add greatly to the book's value. Reviewer: Sylvia Firth

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761448136
Publisher:
Cavendish, Marshall Corporation
Publication date:
09/01/2010
Series:
Presidents and Their Times 4 Series
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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