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"I've seen the truth and it makes no sense!" - Whatever

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  • Date Submitted: 05/06/2010 07:31 PM
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Hello, I’m here today to convince you that a man, not just any man but the 7th president, did more damage to our government than any other president. Being one of the first presidents every action he took, every decision big or small set the tone for presidents to come. It was crucial that he was careful and watched every move he made. I’ll begin to look into this with you today and reveal the many unwise decisions Andrew Jackson made.

So first, we’ll go into a little of his past to show where he came from.

Before, Andrew Jackson was born his father passed away.   On March 15, 1767, Andrew was born in the Waxhaw’s region, just south of Charlotte, North Carolina. His mother raised him and his two other brothers. She was very serious about his education and made it a point to focus on that in his youth. Now, at age 14, he joined the regiment along with his brothers to fight the British.   One brother was killed during the first small battle.   He and his other brother were captured by the British where they both contracted smallpox. His mother helped get them released and soon after both his brother and mother passed. Orphaned at a young age he bounced around being raised by relatives and staying with friends as he finished school. He taught for several years at 17, and decided he wanted to become a lawyer.

Andrew was determined to make something of himself, so he set out and asked the local judge to train him. He quickly began practicing law, and not long after was made a judge in Tennessee. He retired in 1804, bought the Hermitage property which included 400 acres of cotton, and owned 40 slaves. Jackson’s military career began in the revolution, where he became major general of the Tennessee militia. He later emerged as a national hero from the war of 1812.

Now that we’re past his early accomplishments, let’s get to his personality and character.

As a young adult already hardened by war Jackson was wild, aggressive, and some might say he was somewhat of...

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