Lynn Parsons, "The Birth of Modern Politics: Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, and the Election of 1828 "
Publisher: Oxford University Press | ISBN: 0195312872 | 2009 edition | PDF | 272 Pages | 1.67 MB
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 impressive as any ever seen in American public life. It was, many historians have argued, the country's first truly democratic presidential election.