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"Most Americans know Andrew Jackson as a frontier rebel against political and diplomatic norms, a 'populis' champion of ordinary people against the elitist legacy of the Founding Fathers. Many date the onset of American democracy to his 1829 inauguration. Despite his reverence for the 'sovereign people, ' however, Jackson spent much of his career limiting that sovereignty, imposing new and often unpopular legal regimes over American lands and markets....
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