1828 election
The United States presidential election, 1828 was held from 31 October to 2 December 1828. The incumbent president John Quincy Adams and his running mate Richard Rush, running with the National Republican Party, lost the election to the new Democratic Party's candidates Andrew Jackson and John C. Calhoun, the incumbent vice-president. Jackson and his ally Martin Van Buren consolidated their bases in the north and south to defeat Adams (who was unpopular due to his Tariff of Abominations), and he became the first American president not from either Massachusetts or Virginia. The election was one of the most important in US history, as it started the two-party system.