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Andrew Jackson
The Battle Of New Orleans
Andrew Jackson had sighted the British and sent out a call to arms
He had a pretty makeshift army as it was made up of free slaves, riflemen from Tennessee + Mississippi + Louisiana and Pirates
The pirates were lead by the notorious, John Lafitte
John Lafitte had actually warned the Americans about the oncoming British attack
Andrew's Army had totaled 4,500 "soldiers"
The Battle of New Orleans
BY :Sam Martinez,Izabella Hanold & Hannah Mashburn
British headed to Louisiana to claim New Orleans to try to separate the territory from the U.S
New Orleans is a very significant trading port that was essential to the South
If the British Empire gained New Orleans it mean the British having control over the Mississippi River and trade of the South
John Lafitte
The Battle of New Orleans
The British were led by Sir Edward Pakenham
7,500 British Soldiers
He grew up in poverty in South Carolina/North Carolina (the borders were not really distinct)
He served in the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812 and it helped him become president in his later years
He served as the 7th President of the United States

The Battle
On December 23rd, Andrew Jackson commanded a nighttime attack
Andrew's army was outnumbered but had won with 8 casualties and 13 wounded
The british had 2,000 that were either killed,wounded, or missing
They had also managed to kill Sir Edward Pakenham
The Battle of New Orleans was also the last armed conflict against the British by the United States
He ran a smuggling and privateering (Letters of Marque) empire out of New Orleans
American Major Howell Tatum
"...truly distressing... Some had their heads shot off, some their legs, some their arms. Some were laughing, some crying... there was every variety of sight and sound."

This is his quote that recalled the aftermath of the battle
Andrew Jackson
"I owe to Britain a dept of retaliatory vengeance...should our forces meet I trust I shall pay the debt."
The quote reflected how he did not like the British as he was a prisoner of war during the Revolutionary War
His nickname was "Old hickory" because of his strong and tough personality
Charles Dickinson had called him "a worthless scoundrel, a paltroon, and a coward" in a newspaper (1806) Andrew challenged him to a duel. The bullet fired from Dickinson missed his heart by barely an inch. Andrew stood his ground after being shot and promptly shot Dickinson dead.
FUN FACT: Andrew never removed the bullet and kept it in his body along with another that he would earn in another duel
Andrew Jackson As President
March 4,1829 - March 4, 1837
His experience in the war made him a national hero
Andrew was a Democratic- Republican and the pride he gave the Democratic-Republican Party helped to end the Federalist Party
In this painting, it shows Andrew Jackson leading his soldiers to victory
Andrew Jackson As President
He approved the forced relocation of the Native Americans (despite the fact that he adopted two Native American boys who actually both died before he was elected as president).
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