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.
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.
American ships should be able to trade at foreign ports
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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