CAMPAIGN: Democracy's Week

Democrats, fond of a fight, always begin their national campaigns on the anniversary of a battle that ended the war. In a grassy field below New Orleans on the early morning of Jan. 8, 1815 Major General Andrew Jackson with 4,000 raw recruits beat off two sharp attacks of 5.000 British veterans under Major General Sir Edward Michael Pakenham. Although the War of 1812 had officially ended 15 days prior, that engagement brought popular glory to General Jackson, started him toward the White House and Democratic sainthood....

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