Election of 1808

Election of 1808

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Storyboard Description

The Election of 1808 or the Election of James Madison took place in the 1800's as the sixth quadrennial, or recurring presidential election. This is a little presentation about the election and what happened in it.

Storyboard Text

  • The Election of 1808 was the sixth recurring presidential election from 11/04-12/7 in 1808. 
  • This election involved James Madison (far right), George Clinton (far left), and Charles Cotesworth Pinckney (middle)
  • James Madison won the election with 122 points and Pickney and Clinton with only 47 and 6
  • The campaign was very specified, or determined, with the Federalists harshly attacking Madison for the Embargo Act since he too was a democratic republican like Tomas Jefferson, who passed the law.
  • Pickney
  • American ships should be able to trade at foreign ports
  • Madison
  • It was clear the Embargo Act did not blow up and be a huge deal, as the Federalists had hoped.
  • Madison won the election easy as pie against Pinckney, collecting almost three times as many votes Pickney got total.
  • James Madison became president and became a popular historical figure from his crucial role in the constitution and bill of rights.
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