Who Was Andrew Jackson?

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Binding: Hardcover
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ISBN: 9780399539923
Publisher: Penguin Group
Language: English
Page Count: 112
Size: 7.88" l x 5.63" w x 0.41"
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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.

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