Andrew Jackson: Indian Fighter



Andrew Jackson is a man who was destined to be one of the most influential and dominating personas in United States history. What he is noted for is his tough attitude in any situation. This is especially true in his many battles against Indians, who he thought were savage, uncivilized people. He believed that the English were using the Indians to try and cause havoc in the states by selling guns to the Indians. The Indians would then attack settlers in the western front of the United States.
In the early part of the war Jackson's feats in crushing the Creek people won him national acclaim. The Creeks were British allies, who had threatened United States southwestern borders(Encarta ...

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often did. Early in 1818, without clear authorization, he violated Spanish-owned territory by chasing the hostile Seminole into Florida, where he then created another international incident by putting two British subjects to death(Sellers 105). Then to further his aggression, he campaigned on to Pensacola where he attacked the Spaniards there that gave permission to the British enturpenurs to sell guns to the Seminoles. He then took down the Spanish flag and hoisted up the Stars and Stripes(Remini 186). Although this behavior disturbed the administration of President James Monroe, it was enthusiastically endorsed by the nationalistic majority of Americans. The Secretary of State John Quincy Adams asked President Monroe not to apologize to Spain, but ask them to sell Florida to the United States. Obviously, according to Adams, Jackson did Spain a favor by putting law and order back in Florida. Since Spain is unable to govern Florida, they should sell it. Shortly after, the ...

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