The National Republicans needed a fresh start in order to unite opposition forces against President Andrew Jackson. As the Whig Party, they learned to appeal to voters with broad ideological principles.
Michigan and Ohio hate each other. The root of the conflict was a dispute over the Toledo Strip on their shared border. What made Toledo worth fighting a war over?
Alright, time for the first presidential election under the Constitution! Washington wins unanimously! Done! This blog stuff is easy!