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

Author: Lynn H Parsons
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2009.
Series: Pivotal moments in American history.
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The 1828 presidential election, which pitted Major General Andrew Jackson against incumbent John Quincy Adams, has long been hailed as a watershed moment in American political history. It was the contest in which an unlettered, hot-tempered southwesetern frontiersman, trumpeted by his supporters as a genuine man of the people, soundly defeated a New England "aristocrat" whose education and political resume were as  Read more...
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Parsons, Lynn H.
Birth of modern politics.
New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008037359
(OCoLC)244628026
Named Person: Andrew Jackson; John Quincy Adams; John Quincy Adams; Andrew Jackson
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lynn H Parsons
ISBN: 9780199718504 0199718504 0195312872 9780195312874
OCLC Number: 320780139
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 252 pages, [16] pages of plates) : illustrations.
Series Title: Pivotal moments in American history.
Responsibility: by 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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