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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.]
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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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Louis and Missouri, and in particular the constitutional and legal instability of the period from 1860 until the replacement of the first Missouri Constitution (1820) with the anti-slavery and punitive (to Confederates and their sympathizers) Constitution of 1866, and the resurgence of Jacksonianism in the Missouri Constitution of 1875, and (2) the history of common law legal education including the more specific history of the founding of the Washington University Law Department.
Making Rome appear more Roman": Common schooling and the Whig response to Jacksonianism, Journal of Philosophy and History of Education, 62(1), 207-226.
Gay Wilson Allen argued that Whitman's real roots were not national but international and proletarian: "Instead of seeking for an interpretation of Whitman in terms of the American frontier, Jacksonianism, or the ideology of American democracy, he should be studied as a configuration of a world-proletarian movement.
165) So it has also been under the extremes of French Jacobism, American Jacksonianism, (166) Russian Bolshevism, and Chinese Maoism.
72) Within the Democratic Party, especially among those most influenced by Jacksonianism, opposition to Sunday closing laws had a long history.
Even when scholars have highlighted Hawthorne's debt to Jacksonianism, they still prioritize the private and assert that "behind" the political stands the "new family arrangement" that most concerns him--thus maintaining his compatibility with the privately motivated artistic genius.
25) A core value of Jacksonianism was a distrust of unrepresentative, unaccountable government officers.
Thereafter, the spirit of real Jacksonianism passes to David Wilmot and his famous Proviso, and from there to a new coalition of anti-slavery stalwarts, while political Jacksonianism is betrayed to the southern "country" slaveholders.
While some historians heed the traditional perspective that sees Jacksonianism as an agrarian, states' rights philosophy, others suggest that Old Hickory's legacy was in fact more complicated, with progressive strains that did not eschew economic development to the extent once assumed.

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