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Collection Reference Number GLC01166
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1844 
Title Andrew Jackson to Morven M. Jones discussing the Presidential candidates
Date 25 June 1844
Author Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Recipient Jones, Morven M.  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Written as former president. Jackson argues that Polk adheres to "Jeffersonian democracy" which makes him an acceptable alternative candidate to Martin Van Buren (who had been defeated for re-election in 1840). He sees Polk's nomination assured because of his stand on the Texas question.
Subjects Texas  Election  Politics  President  Government and Civics  Statehood  Westward Expansion  American West  
People Jackson, Andrew (1767-1845)  
Place written Hermitage, Tennessee
Theme The Presidency; Westward Expansion; Government & Politics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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