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President Jackson And The Whig Party
President Jackson And The Whig Party
President Jackson And The Whig Party
President Jackson And The Whig Party
President Jackson And The Whig Party
President Jackson And The Whig Party
President Jackson And The Whig Party
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President Jackson And The Whig Party

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  • 1. President Jackson and the Whig Party
  • 2. Jackson Against the Bank <ul><li>Jackson disagreed with the Bank of US </li></ul><ul><li>He argued ordinary citizens had no control and it was run by wealthy Easterners </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson disliked bank’s president Nicholas Biddle </li></ul>
  • 3. Election of 1832 <ul><li>Clay and Webster encouraged Biddle to apply for early charter to renew bank </li></ul><ul><li>They knew Jackson would veto and hoped it would turn country against him </li></ul><ul><li>Plan backfired </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson vetoed but people supported him </li></ul><ul><li>He won election of 1832 easily </li></ul><ul><li>He did not run for a third term </li></ul>
  • 4. Panic of 1837 <ul><li>Martin Van Buren was inaugurated in 1837 </li></ul><ul><li>Country entered economic depression shortly after </li></ul><ul><li>Panic of 1837 occurred when land values dropped sharply, investments declined suddenly and banks failed </li></ul><ul><li>People couldn’t afford food or rent and farmers lost land </li></ul>
  • 5. Rise of the Whigs <ul><li>President Van Buren believed in laissez-faire </li></ul><ul><li>He did persuade Congress to establish independent treasury in 1840 </li></ul><ul><li>Much criticism came from even inside the Democratic party </li></ul><ul><li>Whigs now had a chance in 1840 election </li></ul>
  • 6. Whig’s Have a Chance <ul><li>Democrats had controlled for 12 years </li></ul><ul><li>Whig’s nominated William Henry Harrison </li></ul><ul><li>“ Tippecanoe and Tyler Too” </li></ul><ul><li>Harrison needed support from common man </li></ul>
  • 7. Log Cabin Campaign <ul><li>Whigs adopted log cabin as their symbol </li></ul><ul><li>Cartoons ran with Harrison in front of log cabins </li></ul><ul><li>Whig had to show their candidate was “a man of the people” </li></ul>
  • 8. Success of the Whigs <ul><li>Campaign was a success Harrison won </li></ul><ul><li>He died on April 4, 1841, first president to ever die in office </li></ul><ul><li>John Tyler became first ever VP to become president </li></ul><ul><li>He outraged Whigs due to his beliefs </li></ul><ul><li>Whigs only stayed in power 4 years </li></ul><ul><li>Lost election of 1844 when James Polk won </li></ul>

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