Tennesseans on Most Influential List

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.

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