The Republic of Tenasee was formed in 1793, when it was carved out of the Duchy of Watagua under the watch of General Andrew Jackson. A constitutional republic was formed under its first President, John Sevier. The President of Tenasee was elected by popular vote to a single fourteen year term. They shared powers jointly with the duly elected Congress of Tenasee, although they were given strong executive powers. Tenasee quickly became known as a financial haven with strong banking ties. A normally neutral state, Tenasee became rich off of trade and commerce in the usually chaotic continent of North America. A small country, Tenasee never developed functioning political parties, making all politicians "Independents."
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