|Scope & Content
campaign document about Governor Jackson; an artifact of the 1828 presidential election, criticizing Andres Jackson for his policies as governor of Florida, and arguing that in actuality Jackson did not win a majority of the popular vote in 1824. The text gathers government documents and electoral statistics to make its case. Jackson was named governor of Florida in 1821 by James Monroe, and included here is the text of Monroe's appointment, which specifically said that Jackson and his suboridinates had no power to lay or collect new taxes, even though he did. Jackson is also taken to task for his fiscal mismanagement and misappropriation of funds.