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Of or relating to Andrew Jackson, his concepts of popular government, or his presidency.

Jack·so′ni·an n.
Jack·so′ni·an·ism n.


(Historical Terms) of or relating to a person surnamed Jackson, esp Andrew Jackson


(dʒækˈsoʊ ni ən)

1. of or pertaining to Andrew Jackson or his ideas, political principles, etc.
2. a follower of Andrew Jackson or his ideas.
[1815–25, Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jacksonian - a follower of Andrew Jackson or his ideas
follower - a person who accepts the leadership of another
Adj.1.Jacksonian - of or pertaining to Andrew Jackson or his presidency or his concepts of popular democracy
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Van Deusen in The Jacksonian Era, 1828-1848, "to expand the area of freedom and to enrich it, whether by the development of domestic resources, by continental conquest, or by the extension of American influence and American ideals to more distant quarters of the globe.
It was an assertion of a Jacksonian and old republican culture representing a folk tradition of honour.
Here we see the superbly energetic and creative side of the Cuban character, bound together by the tragedy of losing their homeland, but free to achieve in the country that still applauds Jacksonian Democracy.
But even Catron, the only one of the six judges whose Jacksonian Democratic opposition to Nullification kept him loyal to the Union in the Civil War, embraced the basic faith that what made the South not only special, but culturally superior, was the humane relationship most Southern masters believed they shared with their slaves.
19] Ahab, however, in his refusal to acknowledge any authority, acts out a national agenda of freedom, guaranteed by the Declaration of Independence and re-inscribed by nineteenth-century Emersonian concepts and Jacksonian models.
Nonetheless the mixture of success, toleration, and paucity of eligible partners contributed to the assimilation or ending of the line in future generations escalating in the Jacksonian era.
The Jacksonian era comes in for extended discussion, particularly the political debate between Democrats and Whigs which stimulated and then was shaped by lively disagreements about what should be the attitude of national government to productive and unproductive classes -- and whether these distinctions were in fact naturally occurring.
Ignatiev examines the role that whiteness played in the political assimilation of Irish immigrants in the context of nativist and xenophobic upsurges and the militantly pro-slavery coalition that dominated the Democratic Party in the Jacksonian Era.
This trope of empty space belongs to the nineteenth century and particularly to the Jacksonian period when westward exploration and expansion was in its most heady phase and the American literary Renaissance was beginning.
Their vehicle, the Free Soil Party, ran the former Jacksonian Martin Van Buren of New York for president against the candidates of the national Democratic and Whig Parties on a platform that barred the extension of slavery to the territorial spoils of a recent war with Mexico.
equality; civil-military relations in the Jacksonian era, 1815-1845.
Palin sounded very much like a Jacksonian in her interview with ABC's Charlie Gibson, in which she denounced Russia for what she perceived to be unwarranted aggression against Georgia and repeated three times "we cannot second guess Israel.