- Exhibition Label
- Born in the Waxhaw Settlement, South Carolina
- During the War of 1812 (1812–15), Andrew Jackson defeated the Creek in the Southwest and became a national hero after the Battle of New Orleans (1815), a reputation that fueled his successful bid for the presidency in 1829. Historians debate who “won” the war—the United States or Britain, which had depended on Native American alliances, such as those with Tecumseh and his confederacy of Native nations. But they agree that the Native Americans, who were dispossessed of their lands, lost the most. Half of the Creek territory (most of today’s Alabama) was ceded to the United States without payment.
- John L. and Ann B. Sanders; gift to NPG 1985
- Data Source
- National Portrait Gallery
- Cast after
- Clark Mills, 13 Dec 1810 - 12 Jan 1883
- Cornelius & Baker
- Andrew Jackson, 15 Mar 1767 - 8 Jun 1845
- Credit Line
- National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Sanders in memory of William Monroe Geer
- With Mount: 67.3 x 55.9 x 26.7cm (26 1/2 x 22 x 10 1/2")
- Without Base: 61 x 53.3 x 19.7cm (24 x 21 x 7 3/4")
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