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Description - Andrew Jackson: The Making of America #2 by Teri Kanefield

Born into poverty, Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) rose to become the nation's seventh president and the founder of the Democratic Party. When the War of 1812 broke out, Jackson's leadership earned him national fame as a military hero, and during the 1820s and 1830s he became an influential, and polarizing, political figure. Jackson is best known for making America more democratic. The problem was that, for Jackson, "the people" were white and male. So while he moved the United States toward a true democracy, he also trampled on the rights of minorities, appointing proslavery Supreme Court justices and giving America the Indian Removal Act, which resulted in the Trail of Tears. The book includes selections of Jackson's writings, endnotes, a bibliography, and an index.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781419734212
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x 18mm)
Pages: 256
Imprint: Abrams Books for Young Readers
Publisher: Abrams
Publish Date: 26-Mar-2019
Country of Publication: United States

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