Thursday, December 29, 2011

A Look Into History: U.S. Presidential Election of 1820

Despite a depression in 1819, and disagreement over slavery, James Monroe was not challenged by any of his party members nor by a real opponent as well.

His vice president was renominated as well.

Even though he didn't really run, John Quincy Adams managed to get a single electoral vote.

So it was a pretty easy victory for Monroe. Only Washington had an easier time getting re-elected.


MrsBitchface said...

very famous!!


Lolitical News said...

Huh, didn't know that! That's really interesting, couldn't imagine having that happen today.

Heaven. said...

My daily history lesson :)

Live life glamorous said...

I wish you a happy new year!

BragonDorn said...

That is a very interesting map. Maybe I can sound smart in the matter of Monroe and Adams now :P