Battle of New Orleans: Andrew Jackson and America's First Military Victory
Gain valuable insights as you read this concise and fast-paced account of the Battle of New Orleans, and the daring leadership of General Andrew Jackson. The newly formed American Republic was still fragile and disorganized when events required that it declare war, once again, on Great Britain in 1812. In late 1814 and early 1815, the armies of these two nations finally met in a brief but pivotal battle outside the city of New Orleans. This battle's outcome brought an end to the War of 1812 and helped solidify America's status as an independent nation that would not soon fade away. This scholarly book helps students understand the importance of an oft forgotten American military victory. The book contains a few black-and-white maps and illustrations. Part of A Well Planned Gal's A New Nation 9th grade curriculum. 200 pgs, pb. ~ Mike
The Battle of New Orleans was the climactic battle of America's "forgotten war" of 1812. Andrew Jackson led his ragtag corps of soldiers against 8,000 disciplined invading British regulars in a battle that delivered the British a humiliating military defeat. The victory solidified America's independence and marked the beginning of Jackson's rise to national prominence. Hailed as "terrifically readable" by the Chicago Sun Times, The Battle of New Orleans is popular American history at its best, bringing to life a landmark battle that helped define the character of the United States.