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Andrew Jackson Summary

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APT: Andrew Jackson is often depicted as a wild man and populist opponent of aristocratic privilege. There is some truth to this, but Andrew Jackson was an aristocrat in Tennessee. Elite classes in the?frontier?were successful businessmen and?lawyers?who often were as rough around theedges?as anyone else. The only form of social hierarchy among whites was in terms of accomplishment. Andrew Jackson grew up in this milieu, quickly?moving?up the social?ladder. And while he may have felt alienated from Northeastern elites, he had his own kind of aristocratic demeanor.
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