Hero of the Rio Grande

Carl Szanton

This campaign ad supports Zachary Taylor is his bid for the presidency in 1848.  With President James Polk not seeking re-election, Taylor, the Whig Party candidate, faced off against Democrat Lewis Cass and former president Martin Van Buren, a Free Soiler.  Continue reading

Lewis Cass for Popular Sovereignty

Bryn Dunbar

My campaign ad supporting the candidacy of Lewis Cass for president in the Election of 1848 opens with a quote from the Democratic Platform on Slavery in 1848. The quote reads: “That all efforts of the abolitionists or others made to induce Congress to interfere with questions of slavery, or to take incipient steps in relation thereto are calculated to lead to the most alarming and dangerous consequences.”[1] Continue reading