When Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June one, 1796, the offices were split between the two big parties in the new state: that led by John Sevier and the one with which Jackson aligned himself, the party led by William Blount. Sevier was chosen as the first Governor, and Blount and William Cocke were chosen as U.S. Senators. Jackson became the lone representative in the U.S. House. He arrived back in Philadelphia, then the nation's capital, just in time to hear George Washington's farewell address. However, three days into his first session, Jackson voted against a resolution honoring Washington because he felt that Jay's Treaty betrayed the new Republic to Britain–a vote that would later haunt Jackson as a Presidential candidate. Jackson served Tennessee well, and he was promoted to the Senate after that body expelled Blount amid scandal. Jackson did not stay a Senator long, as his financial problems
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