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Plan of attack on British troops by the Americans
Plan of attack on British troops by the Americans

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War of 1812 and the Battle of New Orleans

For several days, Jackson's men held their ground in a long earthen barrier they had made. On January 8, 1815, the British rushed the Americans and were cut down in great numbers by rifle and cannon fire. The Americans suffered only a handful of deaths. Overnight, Jackson was transformed into a national icon and hero, which would later help him win the presidency.


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