Talk:1840 United States presidential election

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Source material[edit]

good source material for this article:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A58554-2003Dec12.html

umm...that article has nothing to do with 1840... john 22:34, 13 Dec 2003 (UTC)

Song reference[edit]

What relevance is the song reference?128.62.107.14 03:32, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Well, the slogan for which this particular election is remembered is "Tippecanoe and Tyler, Too", a reference to candidates (and eventual winners) Harrison (who won the Battle of Tippecanoe) and Tyler. The reference actually mentions that the song lyrics describe the events of this elections. I cannot verify this as I have not heard the song and do not have easy access to its lyrics, but it is perfectly in character for the band They Might Be Giants.
DLJessup 22:36, 20 Jun 2005 (UTC)

By that logic, we should have an entry for Wheaties for every athelete who has graced the orange box: post hoc commemorations or dedications do not add anything useful even if they seem germane. JeremyToday 05:49, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Just to play devil's advocate (I think the reference should be removed because it's an ad for a CD): articles such as Dinosaur do contain sections such as "In popular culture". Part of the issue with Wheaties is that it's so routine for an athlete to appear on the box. However, I don't think it would be untoward to mention in an article on Michael Jordan, for instance, that he was the athlete to appear on the Wheaties box the most number of times as a way of demonstrating the magnitude of his tie-in marketing.
DLJessup 13:27, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)


Indeed, beyond the matter of irrelevance is the marketing; I agree. JeremyToday 23:13, 22 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Of course, perhaps a "trivia" section after the electoral returns at the bottom might be the proper home. JeremyToday 21:04, 23 Jun 2005 (UTC)

Panic of 1837[edit]

The reference to the image of the economic downturn in 1837 was blamed on Van Buren, although the evidence is strong that Jackson's policies, especially the specie circular, caused the panic. Chronicler3 16:25, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Merge proposal[edit]

Log cabin campaign should be merged with this article. The Log cabin campaign page is a one-line stub, followed by information that is all available on this page. Clear-cut merger. --Ashershow1talk 00:49, 25 January 2011 (UTC)

W. Harriso?[edit]

Just a friendly heads up, the map is placed where Harrison's name is cut off (to be specific, the "n" is chopped off.)71.180.171.44 (talk) 13:47, 2 December 2011 (UTC)

Requested move 23 February 2019[edit]

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The result of the move request was: page moved as a technical request. — JJMC89(T·C) 00:31, 23 February 2019 (UTC)


United States presidential election, 18401840 United States presidential election – The current practice for elections seems to be putting the years at the beginning of article titles. This is consistent with other Presidential election articles. 2601:241:300:C930:B06D:4C52:D214:E228 (talk) 00:09, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

  • Speedy support nom is correct. I've added it to the uncontroversial requests section above. Ribbet32 (talk) 00:29, 23 February 2019 (UTC)

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