Andrew Jackson

Andrew Jackson

Seventh President, 1829-1837

Book - 2005
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Andrew Jackson, nicknamed "Old Hickory" by his soldiers, was a military hero and one of the roughest, toughest presidents ever. He had a hard childhood; he fought in the Revolutionary War at the age of 14 and had lost his entire family by the time it was over. He went on to become a frontier lawyer, and then a national hero after winning the Battle of New Orleans during the War of 1812. Jackson was a champion of working people. As the first president to grow up poor, he paved the way for people to take part in U.S. government even if they weren't born wealthy and well connected.
Publisher: New York : Children's Press, 2005
ISBN: 9780516274812
Branch Call Number: 921 Jacks
Description: 32 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm


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