Controversial in his day and still controversial now, President Andrew Jackson left his mark on American history.
Seventh President Andrew Jackson was a man of contradictions: quick tempered and brash, he often seemed to look for fights, but he was so devoted to his wife, he quit Congress twice to be by her side. He was a celebrated war hero who nevertheless most enjoyed his serene life in Tennessee. Although he saw himself as a champion of the poor, he grew to be a rich plantation owner owning many slaves. He adopted a young Native American as his son despite ordering the expulsion of tribes —hundreds of thousands of people—from their homeland in the Southeast. Douglas Yacka captures the many sides of Andrew Jackson, whose life began just before the Revolution and ended not long before the Civil War.
This book in the New York Times best-selling series contains eighty illustrations that help bring the story to life.
About the Author
Douglas Yacka is the author of Eat, Drink, and Be Mad Libs and co-author of Give My Regards to Mad Libs.
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Who Was Andrew Jackson?
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Table of Contents
Who Was Andrew Jackson? 1
A Brave Boy 8
A New Frontier 29
From Lawyer to Leader 37
New Trouble with Old Enemies 50
Road to the White House 65
The Trail of Tears 82
Behind the Scenes 88
Battling the Banks 93
The Last Years 98