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Discuss the Battle of New Orleans and Andrew Jackson's role in the campaign and battle. Why was Jackson successful? What impact did the battle have on the war? On US politics?

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I would suggest that you begin answering this question by providing a brief historical background of the Battle of New Orleans. For example, the Battle of New Orleans was part of the War of 1812. The war of 1812 was between the United States and Britain. The war lasted from 1812 to 1815. The war occurred because of U.S. grievances over British maritime practices during the Napoleanic war.

On June 19, 1812, when President Madison officially declared war on England, he gave four significant reasons for the declaration:

1) The impressment of American sailors by the British,

2) British violation the neutral rights and territorial waters of ...

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