1852 United States presidential election
The 1852 United States presidential election was the 17th quadrennial presidential election. Democrat Franklin Pierce, a former Senator from New Hampshire, defeated General Winfield Scott, the Whig nominee. Pierce and his running mate William R. King won by a comfortable majority in the popular vote and carried 27 of the 31 states.
About 1852 United States presidential election in brief
The 1852 United States presidential election was the 17th quadrennial presidential election, held on November 2, 1852. Democrat Franklin Pierce, a former Senator from New Hampshire, defeated General Winfield Scott, the Whig nominee. This was the last election in which the Whigs served as the principal opposition to the Democrats. Pierce and his running mate William R. King won by a comfortable majority in the popular vote and carried 27 of the 31 states. Pierce won the highest share of the electoral vote since James Monroe’s uncontested 1820 re-election. The Whig Party rapidly collapsed as a national political force as internal tensions regarding the issue of slavery caused mass abandonment of the party. The Democrats were divided among four major candidates, who traded leads through the first 48 ballots of the 1852 Democratic National Convention. The Free Soil Party, a third party opposed to the extension of slavery into the territories, nominated Senator John P. Hale of New Hampshire. The election became a contest of personalities, with no major policy differences between the two major candidates. The 1852 presidential election conventions of the parties are considered below in order of their party’s popular vote. The winner of the presidential election in 1852 was the first Democrat to win the White House since Rutherford B. Hayes in Rutherford in 1824. The president of the United States from 1852 to 1853 was James Monroe, who died in office in January 1853.
The U.S. president from 1853 to 1856 was George W. Bush, who served as president from January 1854 to March 1856. The last president to be elected by both parties was Abraham Lincoln, who was elected in 1864. The current president of France is the son of former President Édouard Louis XVI and the daughter of former First Lady Jacqueline Wilson. The first president to serve two terms in office was William McKinley, who took office in 1861. The second president was James Madison, who became president in 1869. The third president was George H.W. Bush who served from 1869 to 1875. The fourth president was William Henry Harrison, who went on to serve as President from 1875 to 1881. The fifth president was Andrew Johnson, who won the presidency in 1858. The sixth president was Benjamin Harrison, the first African-American to serve in the presidency. The seventh president was Theodore Roosevelt, who also served in the first two terms. The eighth president was Harry S. Truman, whose term ended in 1868. The ninth president was Thomas Jefferson, who ran for a second term in 1875 and served until his death in 1878. The tenth president was Abraham Jackson, who had been elected in 1840. The eleventh president was Daniel Webster Webster, who later served as Secretary of State of the State. The 19th and 20th presidents were James Buchanan, William L. Marcy, Stephen A. Douglas, and Daniel Webster, all of whom were from New York.