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Unaware of a peace treaty signed two weeks earlier, General Andrew Jackson stopped a British attack at the Battle of New Orleans. British forces suffered 2,036 casualties; US forces suffered eight men killed and thirteen wounded.
Andrew Jackson signed the Treaty of Fort Jackson, which ended the Creek War, a two-year conflict that had begun as a civil war among the Creek Indians.
Democrat Andrew Jackson defeated incumbent John Quincy Adams to win the presidential election of 1828.
Andrew Jackson beat out Henry Clay of Kentucky and third-party candidate William Wirt of Maryland to be re-elected president.
Chief Red Eagle of the Creeks surrendered to General Andrew Jackson after the battle of Horse Shoe Bend, leading to the opening of southern and western Alabama to white settlement.
Andrew Jackson marched into Florida to stop raids by Indians, fugitive slaves, and white outlaws on US territory. Jackson was appointed military governor.