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What were the beliefs of the Whig Party in the election of 1840?

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In the presidential election of 1840, the Whigs essentially had very little in the way of beliefs.  As one book (America: A Narrative History, by Tindall and Shi, 5th Ed. p. 480) says, "The Whigs had no platform."

The reason for this is that the Whig...

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