Who Was Andrew Jackson?

Who Was Andrew Jackson?


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780399539909
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 07/04/2017
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 80,348
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.40(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 770L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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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Table of Contents

Who Was Andrew Jackson? 1

A Brave Boy 8

Restless 22

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

Timelines 104

Bibliography 106

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