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Unformatted text preview: that he had never come into contact with in rural Virginia. He learned “to bow to ladies, to use a handkerchief, to keep his fingernails clean, and to employ proper table manners.” Jackson also learned such things as ballroom dancing which he “presumably…mastered.” With the progress he was making, at the end of his second year, with his class down to seventy-eight, his standing had improved greatly. By the end of his fourth year Jackson had increased his class standing so much that he was now in the top third of his class. Fifty-nine cadets graduated with Jackson in 1846, making it the biggest class in the school’s history. Before returning home Jackson and some friends went to New York City to celebrate which would lead to the first and last recorded instance of Jackson’s being drunk....
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- English-language films, United States Military Academy, West Point, Brent Chaney Question