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Presidential Election of 1832: A Resource Guide

King Andrew the First
King Andrew the First.
[New York? : s.n.], 1833.
1 print: lithograph on wove paper.
Prints & Photographs Division.
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The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1832, including broadsides, campaign literature, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1832 that are available throughout the Library of Congress Web site. In addition, it provides links to external Web sites focusing on the 1832 election and a selected bibliography.

1832 Presidential Election Results [1]

Political Party Presidential Nominee VP Nominee Electoral College Popular Vote
Andrew Jackson
Martin Van Buren
National Republican
Henry Clay
John Sergeant
John Floyd
Henry Lee
William Wirt
Amos Ellmaker


Library of Congress Web Site | External Web Sites | Selected Bibliography

Digital Collections

An American Time Capsule: Three Centuries of Broadsides and Other Printed Ephemera

The Printed Ephemera collection comprises 28,000 primary-source items dating from the seventeenth century to the present and encompasses key events and eras in American history. While the broadside format represents the bulk of the collection, there are a significant number of leaflets and some pamphlets.

Andrew Jackson Papers

The Andrew Jackson Papers contain more than 26,000 items dating from 1767 to 1874. Included are memoranda, journals, speeches, military records, land deeds, and miscellaneous printed matter, as well as correspondence reflecting Jackson’s personal life and career as a politician, military officer, president, slave holder and property owner.

  • John Breathitt to Jackson, August 23, 1832, "I have recevievd [sic] more than fifty letters since the election, and our friends are very sanguine and in high spirits. they say we have sustained ourselves in the battle of the “23rd” and that we will do so again in that of the “8th January”, and of which I have no doubt. no man has ever yet been able in any state election to obtain as high a vote as when you are, Yourself in the field, and I am quite confident that the vote in Nov. will shew that this state will not be an exception to that rule." [Transcription]
  • Salem New Jersey Hickory Club to Andrew Jackson, November 23, 1832 - Printed speech in honor of Andrew Jackson's reelection.
  • George Mifflin Dallas to Andrew Jackson, December 6, 1832, "I have letters from Philadelphia this morning which describe the sentiment against the Ordinance and Address to be universal; and those who but yesterday opposed your re-election with ferocity now loudly profess their reliance on your saving the Union." [Transcription]

A Century of Lawmaking for a New Nation: U.S. Congressional Documents and Debates, 1774-1875

This collection consists of published congressional records of the United States of America from 1774 to 1875.

  • On February 13, 1833, the Electoral College votes for the presidential election of 1832 were counted by a joint session of Congress and reported in the Register of Debates, as well as in the Senate Journal and the House Journal.

Prints & Photographs Division

Prints & Photographs Online Catalog (PPOC)

Search PPOC to find prints and photographs related to the 1832 presidential election.

A selection of images from the 1832 presidential election includes:

External Web Sites

The American Presidency Project: Election of 1832 External Link

The American Presidency Project Web site presents election results from the 1832 presidential election.

Selected Bibliography

Primary Sources: Campaign Literature

An Address, to the People of Maryland, from Their Delegates in the Late National Republican Convention. Baltimore: Printed by Sands & Neilson, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Journal of the National Republican Convention, Which Assembled in the City of Baltimore, Dec. 12, 1831, for the Nominations Of Candidates to Fill the Offices Of President and Vice President. Boston: Stimpson & Clapp, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Politics for Plain Democrats. Addressed to the People of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Proceedings of the Democratic Convention Held at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Harrisburg, Pa.: Printed by H. Welsh, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Proceedings of the National Republican Convention of Young Men: Which Assembled in the City of Washington, May 7, 1832. Washington, D.C.: Printed by Gales & Seaton, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

The Proceedings of the Second United States Anti-Masonic Convention, Held at Baltimore, September, 1831: Journal and Reports, Nomination of Candidates for President and Vice President of the United States, Letters of Acceptance, Resolutions, and the Address to the People. Boston: Stereotyped at the Boston Type and Stereotype Foundry, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Speech of Mr. Bartlett, at a Meeting of Citizens Opposed to the Re-Election of Andrew Jackson, Holden at Portsmouth, N.H., Oct. 15, 1832. Portsmouth, N.H.: Printed by Miller & Brewster, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Summary of the Proceedings of a Convention of Republican Delegates from the Several States in the Union, for the Purpose of Nominating a Candidate for the Office of Vice-President of the United States; Held at Baltimore, in the State of Maryland, May 1832. Albany: Printed by Packard and Van Benthuysen, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Everett, Alexander Hill. The Conduct of the Administration. Boston: Stimpson & Clapp, 1832. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

White, Joseph M. The Presidency. Baltimore: s.n., 1831. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link

Secondary Sources

Gammon, Samuel Rhea, Jr. The Presidential Campaign of 1832. Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins Press, 1922. [Catalog Record] [Full Text] External Link


1. Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010), 127, 217.

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