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The incumbent President, Martin Van Buren, was in trouble due to the economic slump which followed the Panic of 1837. Van Buren, although the protege of Andrew Jackson, did not have much in common with Jackson. Harrison, on the other hand , was a war hero from his successes in the War of 1812 and in Indian Wars. He had lived in frontier Indiana and the campaign denoted him as a "man of the people" like Jackson. (In actuality Harrison was from an old aristocratic family in Virginia and grew up in mansion but he looked a lot more like Jackson that did the short, rather fat Van Buren,)

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The Whigs' campaign symbol was a log cabin, because it showed that the Whigs were hard-working, self-made people. It portrayed them as normal citizens and people.


How did the log cabin and hard cider campaign of 1840 demonstrate the nature of the two party system in the new democracy?

The "log cabin and hard cider" campaign of 1840 was the first real display of two party systems since the dissipating Federalist and Anti-Federalist parties left the political stage. This campaign showed new party divisions with the use of slogans, (such as the hard cider & log cabin) and candidates being portrayed as complete opposites. It was a really tough campaign designed to divide people and make them choose sides in the new democracy.


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A log cabin is typically a structure built from wood, similar to a house. They were used as an early form of housing and were typical of frontier settlements. As the name indicates, they are made of logs which are notched at each end and stacked cross-wise to form the walls of each room. The logs might be sawed or chopped a the sides to make them square. The logs were then chinked with clay or mud and windows and doors were cut and framed in. The roofs were often made of split logs or sometimes thatched over a log framework. After saw mills were set up, board siding could be added and roofs could be made of boards and covered with wooden shingles. You can still get them today, they're seeing a resurgance, especially in holiday locations such as the Lake District in the UK. They're also now quite popular in the garden as a way of creating alternative space, such as a games room or music studio.s/


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Several American Presidents were born in log cabins including Lincoln, Andrew Jackson and James Buchannan. William Henry Harrison during the 1840 election lied about being born in a log cabin.

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