The united states presidential election of 1812 took place in the shadow of the war of 1812 it featured an intriguing competition between incumbent democratic-republican president james madison and a dissident democratic-republican, dewitt clinton, nephew of madison's late vice president the. Dewitt clinton 1812 by patrick eakin he will best be remembered as the new york governor who promoted the building of the erie canal he was also a candidate for president of the united states in 1812. Madison still managed to win the presidential election a few months later, beating out new york city mayor dewitt clinton the war of 1812, as it is now known, dragged on into madison's second term. James madison (1751-1836) was a founding father of the united states and the fourth american president, serving in office from 1809 to 1817 an advocate for a strong federal government, the.
Some of the most important presidential elections 1812 the election of 1812 consisted of a battle between james madison, and de witt clinton madison had represented. Clinton's uncle, george clinton, had attempted to challenge james madison for the presidency in 1808, but was chosen as the party's vice presidential nominee instead in 1812, after george clinton's death, the elder clinton's supporters gravitated towards dewitt clinton. Madison, james james madison james madison, jr oil on canvas, bradley stevens (after charles willson peale), 2002, collection of the us house of representatives american presidential election, 1808 results of the american presidential election, 1808source: united states office of the federal register.
The american politician dewitt clinton (1769-1828) was mayor of new york city, governor of new york state, and a tenacious sponsor of the state's erie canal dewitt clinton was born in orange county, ny, the son of gen james clinton and mary dewitt clinton educated at kingston academy and. Though madison won re-election, clinton carried most of the northeastern united states and fared significantly better than the previous two federalist-supported candidates after the presidential election, clinton continued to affiliate with the democratic-republican party. United states presidential election of 1812, american presidential election held in 1812, in which james madison defeated dewitt clinton a wartime election madison had won a first term overwhelmingly in 1808, and his presidency was—and would continue to be—dominated by foreign affairs.
James madison (b march 16, 1751 in port conway, virginia) was the 4th president of the united states march 16, 1751 in port conway, virginia) was the 4th president of the united states he served from 1809 to 1817 and died on june 28, 1836, at the age of 85. Major domestic happenings: 1809, james madison becomes president as a successor to jefferson, madison was almost unanimously chosen he was favored by most candidates and defeated the federalist candidate pinckney. Incumbent president james madison won reelection in the 1812 presidential election defeating dewitt clinton in the 1812 presidential election james madison received 128 electoral votes and dewitt.
De witt clinton (də wĭt´), 1769-1828, american statesman, bnew windsor, ny son of james clintonhe was admitted (1790) to the new york bar but soon became secretary to his uncle, george clinton, first governor of the state, and in that position (1790-95) gained political experience and influence at an early age. James madison, the democratic-republican incumbent, sought a second term in 1812 he was opposed by a prominent new york politician, dewitt clinton , the federalist candidate the conduct of the war of 1812 was the prime issue. Had clinton selected a republican pennsylvania running mate, rather than a federalist pennsylvania running mate, he might have won the election, even if he lost some federalist support surprisingly, madison won vermont, despite northern opposition to the war. References to the presidential election of 1812 include: samuel harrison to james madison, may 11, 1812 , but you may lay aside all expectations of a new election to the presidency, if you do declare war on this single criterion, depends your support, or neglect, at the ensuing election. The united states presidential election of 1812, the seventh quadrennial american presidential election, was held from friday, october 30, 1812 to wednesday, december 2, 1812 taking place in the shadow of the war of 1812 , incumbent democratic-republican president james madison defeated dewitt clinton , who drew support from dissident.
Dewitt clinton, nephew of vp george clinton, was mentioned as a candidate for president as early as 2/4/1812, when the new york city newspaper the columbian reported it as a false rumor at the time, he was serving as both mayor of new york city and lt governor of new york state. Start studying all us elections learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. The united states presidential election of 1812 took place in the shadow of the war of 1812it featured an intriguing competition between incumbent democratic-republican president james madison and a dissident democratic-republican, dewitt clinton, nephew of madison's late vice president. Recap of the candidates president james madison was nominated for a second term at the democratic republican national caucus on 5/18/1812 the new york drp caucus met ten days later and nominated dewitt clinton for president.
Start studying history - james madison administration learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. James madison (march 16 1751 - june 28 1836), was an american politician and the fourth president of the united states (1809-1817), and one of the founding fathers of the united states. The fifty-seven-year-old madison, along with jefferson's vice president, george clinton, headed into the contest fearing the worst jefferson's embargo of all trade with england and france had devastated the nation.
The two candidates for the presidential election of 1812 were james madison (democratic-republican) and dewitt clinton (federalist) james madison defeated clinton and was reelected for a second. The presidential election of 1812 was noteworthy for being the first wartime election in the united states it gave voters an opportunity to render judgment on the presidency of james madison, who had recently led the united states into the war of 1812. ★ all 128 madison electors voted for elbridge gerry for vice-president with three of clinton's electors also voting for him, gerry received a total of 131 vice-presidential electoral votes ★ some sources say madison received 140,431 votes for president, 504% of the total.