United States Presidential Elections of 1824 and 1848
The paper compares the elections of 1824 and 1848 in the United States and discusses the rise of mass Jacksonian Politics.
The paper shows that a distinct political revolution occurred between the Presidential Elections of 1824 and 1848. This change is often referred to as the Jacksonian Revolution or the rise of mass politics. It discusses how the beginnings of these changes are seen in 1824, but would not be institutionalized as a part of every election campaign until 1848. The paper shows that the most notable differences between the Presidential Elections of 1824 and 1848 were the use of party identifications or the partisan nature of the papers, the way that editors and people who wrote editorials to the papers argued their points and the development of early forms of polling and political endorsements.
“During the 1824 Presidential Election there are few, if any, forms of polling, political endorsements, or advertisements, but they are all over the papers by the 1848 Presidential Election. Several unscientific polls are reported to the New York Herald regarding the 1848 Presidential Election during the six months leading up to the elections. “Another Vote for Taylor ” On a late trip of the steamboat Herald, down the Illinois river, the vote for President was taken and stood as follows:- In the ladies’ cabin, for Taylor 14; for Cass, 3. Gentlemen’s cabin, for Taylor, 43; Cass, 23.” ”