When Tennessee was admitted to the Union on June one

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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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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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