Election of 1828

Old Hickory would become the first westerner to reach the White House in the election of 1828.  Jackson won this rematch with John Quincy Adams, again winning the popular vote, but this time gaining the necessary majority of electoral votes.

It was a campaign full of hateful mudslinging, one that possibly led to the death of Jackson’s wife, Rachel. This election also saw an increase in the electorate as more white, male Americans were enfranchised.

Campaign poster

Library of Congress

Election of 1828 Map

National Atlas

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