Election of 1852

Election of 1852

 

In the election of 1852, the Whig party chose to not nominate the incumbent president, Millard Fillmore.  Instead, they went with General Winfield Scott.  He went up against a lesser know Democratic candidate, Franklin Pierce.  Pierce won by a large margin, thus beginning the decline of the Whigs.


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Election of 1852
Library of Congress

Election of 1852 Map

Election of 1852
National Atlas

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