Elections of 1836, 1840 & 1844 By Erik 3 rd  Hour APUSH
Election of 1836 <ul><li>Martin Van Buren--Democrat </li></ul><ul><li>William Henry Harrison--Whig </li></ul><ul><li>Danie...
3 Whig Candidates <ul><li>The Whigs were split, and decided to field three regional candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>By doing...
Results of 1836 <ul><li>Van Buren beat out Harrison by doing well in each section of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Van Bu...
Results  <ul><li>Van Buren finished with 170 electoral votes </li></ul><ul><li>Harrison came in second with 73. </li></ul>
Election of 1840 <ul><li>Martin Van Buren—Democrat—no vice presidential candidate was nominated </li></ul><ul><li>William ...
Campaign of 1840 <ul><li>Lots of mudslinging back and forth between parties </li></ul><ul><li>“log cabin and hard cider” c...
Results <ul><li>The electoral vote was a landslide with Harrison and Tyler receiving 234 votes, while Van Buren received 6...
Harrison as President <ul><li>Despite his win as president, and his many ideas, Harrison died after only 31 days in office...
Election of 1844 <ul><li>Henry Clay—Whig </li></ul><ul><li>James K. Polk—Democrat—had defeated Van Buren in the party’s no...
James K. Polk <ul><li>Senator from Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>Was considered the first real “dark horse” because he had no...
Campaign of 1844 <ul><li>Very bitter amongst parties </li></ul><ul><li>John Tyler realized his attempts for reelection wer...
Results  <ul><li>James K. Polk defeated Henry Clay </li></ul><ul><li>Polk received 170 electoral votes, to Clay’s 105 </li...
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Elections Of 1836, 1840, 1844

  1. 1. Elections of 1836, 1840 & 1844 By Erik 3 rd Hour APUSH
  2. 2. Election of 1836 <ul><li>Martin Van Buren--Democrat </li></ul><ul><li>William Henry Harrison--Whig </li></ul><ul><li>Daniel Webster--Whig </li></ul><ul><li>Hugh Lawson White--Whig </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3 Whig Candidates <ul><li>The Whigs were split, and decided to field three regional candidates. </li></ul><ul><li>By doing this, they hoped none of the four candidates could win, and thus, the election go to the House where they believed they could win. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Results of 1836 <ul><li>Van Buren beat out Harrison by doing well in each section of the country. </li></ul><ul><li>Van Buren was supported by Andrew Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>No vice-presidential candidate received majority—Senate was to decide—chose Richard M. Johnson </li></ul>
  5. 5. Results <ul><li>Van Buren finished with 170 electoral votes </li></ul><ul><li>Harrison came in second with 73. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Election of 1840 <ul><li>Martin Van Buren—Democrat—no vice presidential candidate was nominated </li></ul><ul><li>William Henry Harrison gained the Whig nomination over Henry Clay—John Tyler was selected as his vice presidential candidate </li></ul>
  7. 7. Campaign of 1840 <ul><li>Lots of mudslinging back and forth between parties </li></ul><ul><li>“log cabin and hard cider” campaign—this was used by the Whigs to portray Harrison as a common man, and to make Van Buren look too aristocratic to be president </li></ul>
  8. 8. Results <ul><li>The electoral vote was a landslide with Harrison and Tyler receiving 234 votes, while Van Buren received 60 </li></ul><ul><li>The popular vote was much closer, 1,275,612 for Harrison, and 1,130,033 for Van Buren </li></ul>
  9. 9. Harrison as President <ul><li>Despite his win as president, and his many ideas, Harrison died after only 31 days in office. </li></ul><ul><li>This meant that John Tyler would be America’s next president </li></ul>
  10. 10. Election of 1844 <ul><li>Henry Clay—Whig </li></ul><ul><li>James K. Polk—Democrat—had defeated Van Buren in the party’s nomination voting </li></ul><ul><li>John Tyler—was not the leading candidate from his own party, hoped for reelection </li></ul>
  11. 11. James K. Polk <ul><li>Senator from Kentucky </li></ul><ul><li>Was considered the first real “dark horse” because he had not been a front runner to gain his party’s nomination </li></ul>
  12. 12. Campaign of 1844 <ul><li>Very bitter amongst parties </li></ul><ul><li>John Tyler realized his attempts for reelection were futile and he pulled out of the race </li></ul><ul><li>Annexation of Texas was a major campaign issue </li></ul>
  13. 13. Results <ul><li>James K. Polk defeated Henry Clay </li></ul><ul><li>Polk received 170 electoral votes, to Clay’s 105 </li></ul><ul><li>Popular vote was very close, Polk had 1,339,368 and Clay had 1,300,687 </li></ul>
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