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By Lormen A. Ratner

Andrew Jackson and people Tennesseans who, besides him, have been an incredible strength in Tennessee and American political existence can top be understood by means of interpreting the political tradition all of them shared. the 10 males studied right here have been the kids or grandchildren of immigrants from both the Scottish lowlands or the north of eire. All skilled the increase from the yeoman/artisan category to that of landed gentry, and all displayed of their grownup lives the impact of that movement from one socioeconomic classification to a different. This view of Jackson and his closest buddies indicates a view of those men's factors; their values, attitudes, and ideology have been a bit of diversified than historians have pictured for us. those Jacksonians sought to maintain the realm in their fathers whereas altering their position on the earth. They seemed again yet moved forward; they have been self-interested yet tempered constantly via a selfless ideal.

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