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Between 1815 and 1850, Tennessee embodied the spirit of American expansion and politics, with President Andrew Jackson being the central character in the state's development.
Jackson was an American hero who became the first president from the land west of the old seaboard colonies. But the "age of Jackson" was more than one man. It was a time when government, both on the state and national levels, became more responsive to the "common folk." State constitutions were rewritten, and politicians now had to court their votes. Displays on Jackson, David Crockett, Sam Houston, and President James K. Polk are included in this section.
Artifacts of note include: