Quotation by Andrew Jackson

Who are we? And for what are we going to fight? Are we the titled slaves of George the Third? The military conscripts of Napoleon the Great? Or the frozen peasants of the Russian Czar? No—we are the free born sons of America; the citizens of the only republic now existing in the world; and the only people on earth who possess rights, liberties, and property which they dare call their own.
Andrew Jackson (1767–1845), U.S. president. To his soldiers, March 7, 1812, Division Orders, Jackson Papers, Library of Congress.
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