A veteran of both the American Revolutionary War and the War of 1812, Jackson was a harsh (but, apparently, fair) military leader who managed to lead a force of 5000 Americans to victory against 7500 British at the Battle of New Orleans, with only 71 casualties (against the British's 2037). But, again, it's his never-say-die-even-when-you-should attitude that captures our alien-fighting heart: Who could fail to want humanity to be led by a man who once fought a duel with a bullet lodged in his chest and won? Just as long as he doesn't expect the same of the rest of us, we'd be fine.
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