The Reign of Andrew Jackson: A Chronicle of the Frontier in Politics

The Reign of Andrew Jackson: A Chronicle of the Frontier in Politics

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The Reign of Andrew Jackson: A Chronicle of the Frontier in Politics

The Reign of Andrew Jackson: A Chronicle of the Frontier in Politics

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Among the thousands of stout-hearted British subjects who decided to try their fortune in the Western World after the signing of the Peace of Paris in 1763 was one Andrew Jackson, a Scotch- Irish Presbyterian of the tenant class, sprung from a family long resident in or near the quaint town of Carrickfergus, on the northern coast of Ireland, close by the newer and more progressive city of Belfast.

With Jackson went his wife and two infant sons, a brother-in-law, and two neighbors with their families, who thus made up a typical eighteenth- century emigrant group. Arrived at Charleston, the travelers fitted themselves out for an overland journey, awaited a'stretch of favorable weather . . .

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