U.S. History/Andrew Jackson


ally wrote at 2008-11-06 22:04:09

Actually that isn't true. Andrew Jackson was the first person to use slogans to evoke emotions in voters. It is true that he had many negative things said against him but he had invented modern politics which include slogans, and campaigning, which won him the 1828 election.


Michael Troy wrote at 2009-02-21 14:17:02

To be clear, those campaigning on Jackson's behalf used slogans (and this was far from the first campaign to do so).  The Jackson campaign was the certainly took campaigning to a new level in its attempt to include the masses.

But Jackson himself did not participate in any of this.  It was considered unseemly for candidates to engage in campaigning personally.

Ana wrote at 2010-04-22 20:22:05
you can try,

"want your country in victory

vote for old hickory"

Old Hickory was what he was called/it was his nickname

that is what i used for my project

Anastasia wrote at 2015-05-29 19:32:12
A catchy slogan would be :

"Adams can write, but Jackson can fight".

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I can answer just about any question on early American History. My specialties are the American Revolution through the Civil War/Reconstruction. I also have greater expertise in matters relating to military, political or legal history.


I have lectured at George Washington University regarding the Civil War, as well as several elementary school Civil War demonstrations. I was also a member of a Civil War reenactment group for about 10 years.


J.D. University of Michigan B.A. George Washington University

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