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Q: What contributed to van buren's defeat in 1840?
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How many electoral votes did William Henry Harrison have?

Martin Van Buren won the 1836 presidential election defeating William Henry Harrison. In the 1836 presidential election Martin Van Buren received 170 electoral votes, William Henry Harrison received 73 electoral votes, Hugh L. White received 26 electoral votes, Daniel Webster received 14 electoral votes, and William P. Mangum received 11 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Van Buren 764,176 and Harrison 558,816. Whig Party candidate William Henry Harrison won the 1840 presidential election defeating Democratic Party incumbent President Martin Van Buren. In the 1840 presidential election there was a total of 294 electoral votes thereby requiring a majority of 148 votes to win the presidential election. William Henry Harrison received 234 electoral votes and Martin Van Buren received 60 electoral votes. The popular vote totals were Harrison 1,275,390 and Van Buren 1,128,854.

Who is the only president ever reelected after defeat?

Cleveland lost his re-election bid in 1888 but won again in 1992. Nixon ran for president and lost in 1960 but won in 1968 and again in 1972. Jackson lost in a 4-man race in 1824, then won in 1828 and again in 1832. Jefferson came in second in 1796 but won in 1800 and 1804. I think these are all the losing presidential candidates who came back to win. Lincoln, Hayes and maybe others lost an election before winning the big one. Also, William Henry Harrison lost to Martin Van Buren in 1836 but beat him in 1840.

President who had the nickname OK?

The phrase or word Okay or OK or O. K. is linked to President Martin Van Buren. He did not invent and there is still some question about how the word evolved .Originally spelled with periods, this term outlived most similar abbreviations owing to its use in President Martin Van Buren's 1840 campaign for reelection. Because he was born in Kinderhook, New York, Van Buren was nicknamed Old Kinderhook, and the abbreviation proved eminently suitable for political slogans. That same year, an editorial referring to the receipt of a pin with the slogan O.K. had this comment: "frightful letters … significant of the birth-place of Martin Van Buren, old Kinderhook, as also the rallying word of the Democracy of the late election, 'all correct' .... Those who wear them should bear in mind that it will require their most strenuous exertions … to make all things O.K."For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section indicated below.

Who were the presidents in the 1840's?

Martin Van Buren until March 3, 1841 William Henry Harrison until April 4, 1841 John Tyler until March 3, 1845 James K. Polk until March 3, 1849 Zachary Taylor from March 4, 1849

Who won the election of 1836?

Andrew Jackson won with Martin Van Buren as his VP.