The Greatest 20 Presidents in American History

Andrew Jackson

A close friend of President James K. Polk, President Jackson was first known as a skilled military leader for his service in the War of 1812 – particularly the Battle of New Orleans. Although he is often derided for his treatment of Native Americans, President Jackson receives high marks from historians for his effectiveness as an Executive and the number of policies he was able to see through completion during his time in office.

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