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 Posted: Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 05:53 am
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The Iron Duke

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The Democrats, Federalists, and Whigs were all national parties.  There was no southern party to bubble in on a ballot.  Zachary Taylor was a southern whig whereas Andrew Jackson was a southern democrat.  Two different parties representing two different ideologies.  Southerners could not have become President or won appointments to cabinet positions and the Supreme Court if they didn't have support from northerners.  In fact there was a term for such northerners: doughfaces.  How could the south by itself have controlled the House much less win the Presidency with a minority population? 




Last edited on Tue Jun 2nd, 2009 08:53 am by The Iron Duke

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