Election of 1836Edit
- The election of 1836 was mainly between Martin Van Buren and William H. Harrison.
- Due to the Civil War, Harrison would win the election with a majority of the popular and electoral vote.
- The Democratic party was at a strong disadvantage due to the actions of John C. Calhoun.
- The Harrison Presidency was one of little significance.
- He worked to rebuild the south and repair the Union from the damage it suffered in the Civil War.
- Harrison would push for stronger industrialization, viewing it as a gateway to a very strong American economy.
Election of 1840Edit
- Harrison would be defeated in the 1840 election to the Democratic candidate, James K. Polk.
- A strong voter turnout in the south was the cause of Polk's election.
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