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Major General Andrew Jackson
Huzza for Major General Andrew Jackson!

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Winning the Battle of New Orleans
January 8, 1815

The unexpected victory of Jackson's troops is still celebrated in our culture today. Americans like to cheer for the "underdog," or the person no one expects to win. Songs were written about the day like "Huzza! for General Jackson." "Huzza" was a word shouted in appreciation, like "bravo" or "hurrah." Here are some lyrics from the song:
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