To Jessie

Hiyah. This should explain about the John Quincy Adams thing…heeheehee.

My class reenacted the election of 1828, between John Q. A. and Andrew Jackson. I was Adams and a kid named Nate was Jackson. This was a really bitter election because the year before the same two had run, and Adams had won by some freak coincidence, despite Jackson winning the popular and electoral vote.
So, Jackson was running for revenge, and the two used all kinds of dirty tricks to make the other sound bad.
In our election, I ended up winning by two votes. I was really suprised! jackson had more people commited to him than I did.
We had parties, and my party helped to make lots of signs. My campain manager, Maddie, came up with a few good ideas. Here are some of the signs:
Jackson:
Don’t make the same mistake again.
(on a big red stop sign) STOP and vote for Andrew Jackson.
Adams:
(on “burma-shave” signs)
Don’t stop for Jackson, GO for Adams.
Men like John Quincy Adams are in short supply.
We thought Andrew Jackson sounded a lot like “indigestion,” so we pilfered one sign of theirs, photocopied it, and replaced the name with Indigestion.
It was a lot of fun!
AND I WON! woo! :P

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