He was tough and courageous even as a lad...
Didn’t a British Officer beat Andrew Jackson when he was a young boy running messages? I know he was hurt somehow.
A British officer cut him on the hand and face after Jackson refused to clean his boots. Jackson also blamed the British for the death of his Brother and Mother, rightly so too.
Jackson really knew how to hate. His hatred of the British is probably one reason he hanged the British agents in Pensacola. He also hated the ones he blamed for the death of his wife.
The Indians claim his hatred was responsible for the trail of tears but I wonder. He adopted an Indian baby who was found among all the slain after Horseshoe Bend.