: This letter to "the People of Ohio" discusses the imminent election of General Andrew Jackson to president of the United States, and urges Ohioans to support him as the winning candidate, October 1828. Jackson (1767-1845) was the first man elected president from the West. Before winning the office of the president, he was a hero in the War of 1812 when he successfully pushed Native Americans off their land and defended the city of New Orleans from the British. By the end of Jackson's second term in office, he had forever changed the federal government, making the presidency the most powerful branch of the United States government. View on Ohio Memory.
: OVS4968 Subjects
: Jackson, Andrew, 1767-1845; Ohio History--Settlement and Early Statehood; Presidential elections; Presidents and Politics; Places