McClellan, the general who had commanded the Army of the Potomac until his indecision and delays caused Lincoln to remove him. Willie P.
The election proved to be the last one of significance for the Federalist Party, largely owing to anti-British American nationalism engendered by the war. John Adams The significance of the election lay in the fact that it entailed the first peaceful transfer of power between parties under the U.
Calhoun won the vice presidency with electoral votes to 83 for Richard Rush and seven for William Smith.
Martin Van Buren, John C. It nominated military hero John C. His party nominated Senator Lewis Cass of Michiganwho created the concept of squatter, or popular, sovereignty letting the settlers of a territory decide whether to permit slaverywith Gen.
Only electoral votes are recorded here, because most states still did not select presidential electors by popular vote. Political change was in the air.
Before the year was out, seven of the sixteen states had changed their procedures for electing delegates to the Electoral College. His narrative is by far the best of several recent books on the subject.
Key Terms Jacksonian Democracy: The political movement toward greater democracy for the common man typified by American politician, Andrew Jackson, and his supporters.