Andrew Jackson

Political and Military Career

What famous battles did Jackson prevail in during the War of 1812 and the Creek War?

He led a successful campaign against the Creek Indians at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in 1814 during the Creek War (which is sometimes considered to be part of the War of 1812). Most famously, Jackson led outnumbered American forces in the Battle of New Orleans in January 1815. The defeat of the British made Jackson a national hero.


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