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Described by John Hughlings Jackson. See: jacksonian epilepsy, jacksonian seizure.
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The defeat of Jacksonianism, like the defeat of the struggle for worker control in New England's textile towns, ended the idealistic faith in political reform and gave rise to the assumption that "workingmen's interests were primarily bound up with their position as economic agents, as 'laboring men'.
But in the post-New Deal era, "eagerness" re-emerged as a central desire of the mass of Americans and Reagan's genius lies in re-reading Roosevelt's revision of Jacksonianism.
Manchester Unitarians joined the middle-class challenge to England's "old regime" and participated in a great campaign to remake state and society, while Bostonians enlisted in the Whig response to Jacksonianism which looked to rescue and reconstitute elite political authority.

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