1808 United States presidential election

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The 1808 United States presidential election was the sixth quadrennial presidential election, held from Friday, November 4, to Wednesday, December 7, 1808.wikipedia
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James Madison

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The Democratic-Republican candidate James Madison defeated Federalist candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney decisively.
Madison succeeded Jefferson with a victory in the 1808 presidential election.

Charles Cotesworth Pinckney

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The Democratic-Republican candidate James Madison defeated Federalist candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney decisively. The Federalist caucus met in September 1808 and re-nominated the party's 1804 ticket, which consisted of General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina and former Senator Rufus King of New York.
He was twice nominated by the Federalist Party as its presidential candidate in 1804 and 1808, losing both elections.

United States presidential election

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The 1808 United States presidential election was the sixth quadrennial presidential election, held from Friday, November 4, to Wednesday, December 7, 1808.

Democratic-Republican Party

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The Democratic-Republican candidate James Madison defeated Federalist candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney decisively.
Jefferson declined to seek a third term in the 1808 presidential election, but helped Madison triumph over George Clinton and James Monroe at the party's congressional nominating caucus.

James Monroe

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Sitting Vice President George Clinton and former Ambassador James Monroe both challenged Madison for leadership of the party, but Madison won his party's nomination and Clinton was re-nominated as vice president.
He unsuccessfully challenged Madison in the 1808 presidential election, but in April 1811 he joined Madison's administration as Secretary of State.

George Clinton (vice president)

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Sitting Vice President George Clinton and former Ambassador James Monroe both challenged Madison for leadership of the party, but Madison won his party's nomination and Clinton was re-nominated as vice president.
Clinton sought his party's presidential nomination in the 1808 election, but the party's congressional nominating caucus instead nominated James Madison.

Federalist Party

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The Democratic-Republican candidate James Madison defeated Federalist candidate Charles Cotesworth Pinckney decisively.

Rufus King

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The Federalist caucus met in September 1808 and re-nominated the party's 1804 ticket, which consisted of General Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina and former Senator Rufus King of New York.
King served as the Federalist vice presidential candidate in the 1804 and 1808 elections, running on an unsuccessful ticket with Charles Cotesworth Pinckney of South Carolina.

1808 and 1809 United States Senate elections

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The United States Senate elections of 1808 and 1809 were elections that had the Federalist Party gain one seat in the United States Senate, and which coincided with the 1808 presidential election.

History of the United States (1789–1849)

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James Madison won the U.S. presidential election of 1808, largely on the strength of his abilities in foreign affairs at a time when Britain and France were both on the brink of war with the United States.

United States Secretary of State

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Madison had served as Secretary of State since President Thomas Jefferson took office in 1801.

Thomas Jefferson

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Madison had served as Secretary of State since President Thomas Jefferson took office in 1801.

Virginia

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Jefferson, who had declined to run for a third term, threw his strong support behind Madison, a fellow Virginian.

Vice President of the United States

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Sitting Vice President George Clinton and former Ambassador James Monroe both challenged Madison for leadership of the party, but Madison won his party's nomination and Clinton was re-nominated as vice president.

1804 United States presidential election

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The Federalists chose to re-nominate Pinckney, a former ambassador who had served as the party's 1804 nominee.

Embargo Act of 1807

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Despite the unpopularity of the Embargo Act of 1807, Madison won the vast majority of electoral votes outside of the Federalist stronghold of New England.

New England

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Despite the unpopularity of the Embargo Act of 1807, Madison won the vast majority of electoral votes outside of the Federalist stronghold of New England.

1828 United States presidential election

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This election was the first of two instances in American history in which a new president was selected but the incumbent vice president won re-election, the other being in 1828.