Tyler Campaign Ribbon


John Tyler was never elected president, rather he rose to the office when president William Henry Harrison died after just 31 days in office. Whereas Harrison had been popularly elected by a groundswell – drawing 80% of eligible voters to the polls – John Tyler repudiated much of the Whig party’s platform but also ostracized the opposing Democrats. Tyler was generally unpopular during his time in office, and went on to become the only former president to side with the Confederacy during the Civil War.

Associated Date: 1843

Associated Person: Tyler, John

Location: Currently not on view

Used: Political Campaigns


See more items in: Political and Military History: Political History, Campaign Collection, Government, Politics, and Reform, American Democracy: A Great Leap of Faith


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Credit Line: Sara L. Lepman in memory of Dr. Harry Lepman

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1978.0590.035Accession Number: 1978.0590Catalog Number: 1978.0590.035

Object Name: RibbonObject Type: ribbon

Physical Description: silk (overall material)ivory, brown (overall color)Measurements: overall: 5 1/4 in x 3 in; 13.335 cm x 7.62 cmoverall, mounted: 5 5/16 in x 3 3/16 in; 13.49375 cm x 8.09625 cm

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746b4-2326-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_502176

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