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  1. Political Ramifications of No War of 1812

    The War of 1812 is really a small event within world history, being most remembered in the US and (maybe) Canada. As such, it doesn't have too many ramifications for world history, aside for potential Canadian nationalism issues. Yet, an interesting case, in my opinion, to think about, is the...
  2. AH Challenge: President John Randolph

    With a POD after the Louisiana Purchase, make John Randolph of Roanoke President of the United States
  3. Nullification crisis leads to Civil War

    How could (or could it) the Nullification crisis have led to Civil War? And what would have been the most likely result? Was this feasible at all?
  4. WI: No corrupt bargain in 1824

    This is based off a previous thread where I asked what would happen if William Crawford didn't have a stroke before the 1824 election: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/wi-william-h-crawford-doesnt-have-a-stroke.469054/ The consensus was that Crawford would steal enough votes from...
  5. How Could the US Have Decisively Won the War of 1812?

    Despite its name the War of 1812 lasted three years, from 1812 to 1815. While the US saw its capital burned and the invasion of Canada failed, America didn't technically lose the war and the peace was negotiated on favorable terms. At the same time the US didn't decisively win either. So how...
  6. WI: Andrew Jackson killed by Charles Dickinson

    On May 30th, 1806, future POTUS Andrew Jackson dueled a lawyer named Charles Dickinson in a dispute over a horse race. Jackson took the risk of letting Dickinson shoot first, hoping his quickness would hurt his aim. Turns out it didn't hurt it that much, since Dickinson's bullet hit Jackson mere...
  7. AHC: A Losing Presidential Candidate is Nominated Twice After 1968

    Before 1968, it wasn't uncommon for presidential candidates to be nominated a second time after losing the general election: Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, William Henry Harrison, Grover Cleveland, and Richard Nixon were all elected President after having previously failed to do so. (FDR had...
  8. WI: William H. Crawford Doesn't Have a Stroke

    In OTL William H. Crawford ran for President in 1824, against John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, and Henry Clay. Crawford ended up third in the electoral college. Some historians think that his chances at becoming President were hurt when he suffered a stroke in 1823, brought on by some...
  9. Bennett

    Redcoats on the Red Clay Soils: An America Without Washington
    Threadmarks: Prologue: Not a European War

    Prologue: Not a European War. 9th of July, 1755 --- " But [General Braddock] had too much self-confidence, too high an opinion of the validity of regular troops, and too mean a one of both Americans and Indians." -Benjamin Franklin, "A Vain Remonstrance with General Braddock"* The almost fifty...
  10. WI: No War of 1812

    What if tensions between Britain and the US had been resolved diplomatically, and there had been no war of 1812?
  11. WI: Clay Did not Run in 1824

    Let's say that Henry Clay decided not to run in 1824 and instead threw his support behind John Quincy Adams at the beginning of the campaign, they had similar platforms. If we assume that Adams received all of Clay's electoral votes, he'd have a total of 121 electoral votes (this isn't taking...
  12. Creightonw

    The Eagle that lurks in the shadow: a Napoleonic Alternate History

    This is my first real Alternate History on this site. Please feel free to critique this, let me know what I could fix, and if you like this novel. POD: Napoleon and Tsar Alexander work together to defeat England in India and the British sue for Peace, and Russia is defeated, all in 1812...
  13. LuckyLuciano

    An Alternate 1836 Election

    My scenario, Andrew Jackson is successfully shot in 1835 by Richard Lawrence, but reveals his chosen successors of Van Buren and Johnson before his death. Van Buren becomes Acting President (he is never sworn in as president like Tyler) and develops gout, as he did in our timeline when he...
  14. anim8orkid

    AHC: No President Jackson - Effects on Sam Houston?

    Sam Houston is often described as the political protegee of Andrew Jackson. So this begs the question: if Jackson never became President, for whatever reasons, how would this impact Houston's career? I've speculated that without Jackson's presidency Houston might not have fled to Texas as in OTL...
  15. PC & WI: No Corrupt Bargain of 1825 = Curbed Andrew Jackson

    So let's say that, following the Election of 1824, the House elects Andrew Jackson President instead of John Quincy Adams. What might be the effects of this? My thoughts: without "being robbed", TTL's Jackson doesn't build up a political movement/party/candidacy that got him elected 1828 OTL...
  16. anim8orkid

    PC: Democratic Party w/o Jackson presidency

    This is part of a series of threads I've created regarding a future TL I'll be posting on this site. I was curious what the board's thoughts were on this: could the US Democratic Party evolve along similar lines (i.e. becoming the party of Van Buren, Polk, etc.) without an Andrew Jackson...
  17. What if Andrew Jackson won in 1824?

    To my understanding, the Democratic Party was created by angry Andrew Jackson supporters who were burnt after their loss in 1824. Assuming that Jackson won in 1824, what would become of the Democrats? Would they continue to exist in a different form? If so, what form? Or would the...
  18. DanMcCollum

    WI: American Politics with No Andrew Jackson

    POD: In January of 1825, after he failed to secure the necessary votes in the Electoral College, Andrew Jackson was in a bad mood. Hoping to blow off some steam, he goes for a walk and ends up being accosted by one of his many political rivals. Words are exchanged, a duel is challenged and...
  19. Stolengood

    Why do we hate Andrew Jackson?

    Since we already have a Wilson thread in After 1900, figured there ought to be one here for our other resident bugbear, Mr. President General Andrew Jackson. I sort of have my reasons, I suppose, already, but I'm not sure how entirely well-founded they are, so I'll keep mine mum for the moment...
  20. Beata Beatrix

    PC: Aftermath of a Jackson Assassination?

    So, let's say that Richard Lawrence gets rather luckier than IOTL, and he pulls the triggers on Jackson, and he goes down. Now, the Constitution is very clear that the Vice President (Van Buren) will act as President, but that doesn't mean that he's actually president, as there was some debate...
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