The South in the Building of the Nation (4); Political History, Ed. by F. L. Riley

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 358 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1909 Excerpt: ...the case in 1828, but the personalities of the candidates were fairly indicative of different political doctrines. Jackson, with the exception of six votes from Maryland which went to Adams, was the unanimous choice of the Southern electors. Of the popular vote, he received 229,011 to his opponent's 96,241. Once more the South displayed a tendency towards political solidarity. Jackson was the perfect representative of the New Democracy, just coming to the front, and the new movement was distinctly one of the West and South. Once more the South followed a Southern leader into the organization of what was essentially a new party, though retaining much of the old. In this division of the DemocraticRepublican party, Henry Clay, the leader of the opposition, was also from the South, and the South showed a greater tendency towards division than had ever been the case before. Stil in the election of 1832, Clay only succeeded in securing the electoral votes of Maryland and Kentucky, all the rest going to Jackson except those of South Carolina, where hatred of Jackson was intense on account of the recent Nullification quarrel. But, as can be seen in the table below, the popular vote was more evenly divided than had been the case in 1828. This growth of opposition strength was still more apparent by 1836 when gains had been made in state and congressional elections, and when, although the electoral vote of seven states went to Van Buren, Maryland and Kentucky voted for Harrison, Georgia and Tennessee for White, and South Carolina for Mangum. The popular vote showed a substantial Whig majority. And following this tendency, increased by the events of Van Buren's administration, the South in 1840 gave the Whig candidate the electoral vote of seven states, Maryland, Nort...

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