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The Battle of New Orleans and Andrew Jackson's role

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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Discuss the Battle of New Orleans and Andrew Jackson's role in the campaign and battle. Why was Jackson successful?

Interestingly enough, the Battle of New Orleans took place nearly two weeks after the peace treaty had been signed between the United States and Britain. However, because of the slow communications of the day those engaged in the battle fought with the belief that the result of the war still hung in the balance. As is the case in most battles the outcome was determined as much by human error, weather and small decisions as it was by grand war plans and outstanding leadership. The fog the British used to conceal ...

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This solution examines why Jackson was successful at New Orleans. Also discussed is the impact that this victory had on the war and on US politics. Over 400 words of original text along with one map and several links to informative websites for additional research is provided.

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