This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1836 & 1840 - Van Buren-Harrison. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
The election of 1836 was largely a referendum on Andrew Jackson, but it also helped shape what is known as the second party system. The Democrats nominated Vice President Martin Van Buren to lead the ticket. His running mate, Col. Richard M. Johnson, claimed to have killed Indian chief Tecumseh. Johnson was controversial because he lived openly with a black woman.
Aware that Van Buren’s problems gave them a good chance for victory, the Whigs rejected the candidacy of Henry Clay, their most prominent leader, because of his support for the unpopular Second Bank of the United States. Stealing a page from the Democratic emphasis on Andrew Jackson’s military exploits, they chose William Henry Harrison, a hero of early Indian wars and the War of 1812.
The Whig vice-presidential nominee was John Tyler, a onetime Democrat who had broken with Jackson over his veto of the bill rechartering the Second Bank.
The presentation covers the following:
U.S. Presidential Elections
Election of 1836
Referendum on Jackson
Van Buren Wins
Election of 1840
2nd Bank of the US
Election of 1840: Issues
End of Presentation
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