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Presidential Election of 1828: A Resource Guide

Andrew Jackson was elected president in 1828, defeating incumbent John Quincy Adams. This guide provides access to digital materials at the Library of Congress, links to external websites, and a print bibliography.


In a highly contentious rematch of the previous election, Andrew Jackson defeated incumbent John Quincy Adams in the 1828 presidential election.

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1828, including manuscripts, broadsides, political cartoons, campaign literature, newspaper articles, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1828 that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on the 1828 election and a selected bibliography.

1828 Presidential Election Results [1]

Political Party Presidential Nominee VP Nominee Electoral College Popular Vote
Democratic Andrew Jackson John C. Calhoun 178 642,553
National Republican John Quincy Adams Richard Rush 83 500,897


1. Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010), 126, 216.