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The birth of modern politics : Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the election of 1828

Author: Lynn H Parsons
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents a detailed analysis of the 1828 presidential campaign between southwestern frontiersman Andrew Jackson and New England aristocrat John Quincy Adams that officially established a pattern in which two nationally organized political parties would vie for power against one another.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Andrew Jackson; John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams; Andrew Jackson, Politiker.; John Quincy Adams; Andrew Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn H Parsons
ISBN: 9780195312874 0195312872 9780199754243 0199754241
OCLC Number: 244628026
Description: xviii, 252 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Prologue: "The most rude and ruthless election that ever took place..." --
"Mr. Adams... will be an able helpmate..." --
"It is impossible for me to contemplate (General Jackson's) character without veneration" --
"A radical reform in the political feelings of this place is needed" --
"The re-election of Mr. Adams is out of the Question" --
"I never war against females" --
"Swimming rivers and risking their lives to get to the polls" --
Epilogue: "Nothing, but much mischief".
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: Lynn Hudson Parsons.
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Parsons shows how the John Quincy Adams-Andrew Jackson presidential election of 1828 plunged the two candidates into a competition that ushered in a new style of politics.  Read more...

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