Ever wanted to know more about the American Presidents, but were unsure where to look?
Bad Ass Presidents follows the life of America's warrior Presidents. Forget Bush, forget Obama - They're a bunch of pussies compared to these guys.
> George Washington rode fearlessly at the head of his troops. During the French and Indian wars he had two horses shot from under him, and four bullet holes blasted through his coat. None of that discouraged him.
> Andrew Jackson has the dubious honor of being the first President to have an assassination attempt made upon his life. What did the old warrior do? He charged the son-of-a-bitch with his cane and went on with his day.
> William Henry Harrison defeated the Indian chief Tecumseh at the Battle of the Thames. At the Battle of Tippecanoe he had two horses shot from under him and kept fighting.
> Zachary Taylor, hero of the War of 1812 and Mexican War, was propelled into office through his military fame. Because of religious beliefs he refused to be inaugurated on Sunday. As a result this was the only day in history America had neither a President nor Vice-President.
> Abraham Lincoln fought in the Black Hawk War; physically tossed an agitator out of the audience at his first political rally; in the Civil War he often visited battlefields, walking here and there, with no regard for the dangers involved.
> General Ulysses S. Grant was a hard drinking, rough and tumble fighter who moved from one battle to the next not stopping to rest in between. Of him all Lincoln could say was - "I can't spare him, he fights.
> Theodore Roosevelt was a gentleman, a scholar, and one of the hardest fighting Presidents we have ever had. He was a frontiersman with his own ranch in the Dakotas; he raised his own regiment, the Rough Riders, to fight in the Spanish American War; as a politician he was fearless, and fought for a "Square Deal" for everyone.
Each of these Bad Asses show what a President can be if he doesn't spend his entire day flying a desk, or hiding under it.
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Read an excerpt about Andrew Jackson -
Although several smaller skirmishes were fought during the preceding month, what we think of as the Battle of New Orleans was fought on January 8th, 1815.
As dawn broke that morning it seemed the entire British army was advancing at once. A Congreve rocket went off near the woods. That was the signal for the attack. Battery number 6 fired a twelve pounder. Carroll’s Tennessee troops bore the brunt of the first British attack.
General Adair formed his Kentucky troops behind the Tennesseans. Batteries 6, 7, and 8 opened fire taking a terrible toll on the advancing British troops, but the British kept moving forward. The Kentucky and Tennessee infantry were five or six deep by this time. Each line fired, fell back to reload, and gave the next line room to fire.
All the while the British artillery roared, and their rockets burst overhead. The fire from the Tennessee and Kentucky riflemen was deadly. Their bullets chopped down the advancing British troops.
The British retreated amongst the carnage. They reformed for a second charge. Once again, they were forced back by the deadly fire laid on them by the frontier riflemen. British dead and wounded littered the battlefield as they pulled back.
Another attack led by British General Keene advanced on the right. The Americans fell back. For a moment it looked like the British had broken through. Beale’s rifles launched a new attack. Battery 1 and 2 soon joined in with a deadly volley that mowed down the advancing British troops.
The British loss was seven hundred killed, and fourteen hundred wounded. The American loss was six killed, and seven wounded.
It was a complete victory for Jackson and the Americans.