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The state's antebellum politics was divided between the Whig and Democratic parties. Scholars have long held that both parties could be considered progressive; first the Whigs in 1836 followed by a shift to Democrats in 1848 when they adopted a more progressive outlook. Dr. Jeffrey offers a new analysis of the state's antebellum politics and when the state's citizens truly got the progressive leadership they desired.
Andrew Jackson's rise in politics in North Carolina was attributed to several factors: his legendary status as general, the desire of North Carolinians to come out of the shadow of Virginia's presidents, his vague stance on tariffs, and most particularly, his stance on internal improvements, where eastern and western portions of the state both supported internal improvement projects, an important factor in the formation of the People's Ticket.