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By Lormen A. Ratner

Andrew Jackson and people Tennesseans who, in addition to him, have been an incredible strength in Tennessee and American political lifestyles can most sensible be understood by way of studying the political tradition all of them shared. the 10 males studied right here have been the youngsters or grandchildren of immigrants from both the Scottish lowlands or the north of eire. All skilled the increase from the yeoman/artisan classification to that of landed gentry, and all displayed of their grownup lives the effect of that stream from one socioeconomic category to a different. This view of Jackson and his closest acquaintances indicates a view of those men's reasons; their values, attitudes, and ideology have been a little assorted 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 regularly by way of a selfless ideal.

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