The Atlantic Monthly has issued a list of the 100 most influential Americans, and three Tennesseans make the cut.
Andrew Jackson comes in at Number 18: “ The first great populist: he found America a republic and left it a democracy.”
James K. Polk is Number 50: ” This one-term president’s Mexican War landgrab gave us California, Texas, and the Southwest.”
And–you knew he’d be there somewhere–Elvis comes in at Number 66: “The king of rock and roll. Enough said. “