Andrew Jackson: The Making of America (Compact Disc)

Andrew Jackson: The Making of America By Teri Kanefield, Pete Cross (Narrated by) Cover Image
By Teri Kanefield, Pete Cross (Narrated by)
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Born in the Carolina backwoods, Andrew Jackson joined the American Revolutionary War at the age of thirteen. After a reckless youth of gunfights, gambling, and general mischief, he rose to national fame as the general who defeated the British in the Battle of New Orleans. Afterwards, Jackson ran for president as a political outsider, championing the interest of common farmers and frontiersmen. Determined to take down the wealthy, well-educated East Coast elites, he pledged to destroy the national bank, which he believed was an engine of corruption serving the interest of bankers and industrialists. A staunch nationalist, he sought to secure and expand the nation's borders. Believing that we the people included white men only, he protected the practice of slavery and opened new lands for white settlers by pushing the Native people westward. A polarizing figure in his era, Jackson ignited a populist movement that remains a powerful force in our national politics.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781520096995
ISBN-10: 1520096992
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: March 13th, 2018
Language: English
Series: Making of America