Andrew Jackson (Great Generals) by Robert V. Remini, Wesley K. Clark PDF

By Robert V. Remini, Wesley K. Clark

ISBN-10: 0230600158

ISBN-13: 9780230600157

ISBN-10: 0230614701

ISBN-13: 9780230614703

The latest addition to Palgrave's nice Generals sequence makes a speciality of Andrew Jackson's occupation together with his time as a normal in Tennessee and his stand up the military ranks. Jackson's potent use of spies in struggle time and of martial legislation in peace time sparked a debate in regards to the curbing of civil liberties within the identify of nationwide defense that keeps to this present day. such a lot of all, Jackson used to be a superb motivator who may possibly, with a number of conscientiously chosen phrases and by means of his personal courageous instance, flip round starved, deserting troops, convincing them to struggle. With dramatic scenes of fierce battles and victories, Remini finds right here why Jackson's daring management as a normal resulted in his election as President of the us in 1828.

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And the Indians played along. ” On the other hand, Jackson felt that “little confidence . . ” They were not to be 30 ANDREW JACKSON trusted. ” Here he was attempting to “inlist” the Chickasaws against the Creeks. He was also anxious to “inlist” Cherokee chiefs, such as Lowry, Walker, and Major Ridge, against the Creeks—or so he told Governor Blount. ”38 Fear is better than love. That says a great deal about how Jackson behaved toward Indians, how he felt and operated as major general. And now he was prepared to spread that fear throughout the Creek Nation.

9 The newspapers later printed a story about a starving soldier who asked Jackson for 44 ANDREW JACKSON something to eat. ” He thrust his hand in his pocket and drew out a few acorns. 10 Day followed day, and still no supplies. The troops grew angry as their hunger mounted. They bordered on mutiny. Finally the field officers came to Jackson with a petition requesting that the army be allowed to return home. The petition was respectful and rational. It made sense. 11 Leave before the Creek Nation was completely crushed?

A long debate followed in which Jackson presented supporting documents along with a summary that he himself wrote listing all the “depredations” that had been submitted to the secretary of the territory back in 1793. A select committee was formed with Jackson as chairman to bring a recommendation to the House. A month later the committee submitted its report, written by Jackson, and, not surprisingly, it recommended full compensation for the entire militia. 24 This outstanding success in obtaining compensation for the militia raised Jackson to new heights of popularity among the people of the West, and especially the members of the militia.

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