Friday, October 19, 2007

Presidental Families: Andrew Jackson

The first president born in a log cabin, Andrew Jackson cultivated his frontiersman image. he was a dynamic military leader and his role in the defeat of the British at the Battle of New Orleans elevated him to a national hero. In 1824 he seemed destined to ride into the White House on his popularity. He did, receive the most popular and electoral votes, but did not receive a majority. The House of representatives decided the race if favor of John Quincy Adams, outraging Jackson's supports.

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