chapter  7
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Agriculture ; its Progress, Decline andStabilisation

Andrew Jackson, also elected President in two successive campaigns, stood for the frontier rather than for a specifically agricultural tradition, but the two are not always clearly distinguished, and Jackson's anti-city anticommerce leanings were, beyond doubt, exemplified in his action in destroying the Second United States Bank in 1836. Thus two American heroes, one cultured and sophisticated, the other a 'man of the people', shared this common bias, and set a powerful example for national ideals.