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7 Things You Never Knew About Andrew Jackson

7) Andrew Jackson’s greatest military victory occurred after the War of 1812 ended. 

As Kilmeade discusses in Andrew Jackson and the Miracle of New Orleans, the titular Battle of New Orleans, which saw Andrew Jackson beat a British naval and land force handily, happened after the treaty ending the War of 1812 had ended (but before the treaty was ratified).

This wrinkle did not prevent Jackson’s rise to political popularity — it was the most one-sided victory of the war, and made Jackson the second great celebrity general to go into politics (after, of course, George Washington).


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