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Andrew Jackson
Andrew Jackson Denounces Slanders Being Made Against Him in the 1828 Presidential Campaign, and Doubts They Will Harm His Chances He also states that he has hired a new overseer to work his slaves He also states that he has hired a new overseer to work his slaves
19/09/1828. The election of 1828 was one of the dirtiest in history. It was also especially significant, as it heralded a profound change with the election of a man widely viewed as a champion of the common people. But that year's campaigning was also noteworthy for the intense personal attacks widely employed by the supporters of both candidates. The incumbent John Quincy Adams and the challenger Andrew Jackson could not have been more different. Adams was the highly-educated son of the nation's second president and had traveled widely as a diplomat. Jackson was an orphan who clawed his way to success along the frontier before becoming a national hero at the Battle of New Orleans. Perhaps the one thing they had in common was that they both had long careers of public service. By the time the votes were cast, both men would have wild stories circulated about their pasts, with lurid charges of murder, adultery, and procuring of women being plastered across the pages of partisan newspapers.Jackson’s military glory was used against him when a Philadelphia printer published the notorious “coffin handbill,” a poster showing six black coffins and claiming the militiamen Jackson had ordered executed for desertion during the War of 1812 had essentially been murdered. Jackson’s marriage also became fodder for campaign attacks. When Jackson first met his wife Rachel, she mistakenly believed her first husband, whom she married as a teenager, had divorced her. So when Jackson married her in 1791, there was a question about whether they were legally married. The legal situation … [Click Below for Full Description]
Bookseller: The Raab Collection [United States]
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