A Weary Nation Demands an Answer

Who was kicked out of the whig party in 1844 because he voted numbers 17 18 19?

Thus asked someone who typed it into a search engine and wound up at Struat.com somewhere.

The obvious answer appears to be John Tyler, but that was 1842 (though, to be sure, this affects the 1844 election). The man who replaced William Henry “30 Days” Harrison for president, but wasn’t “Whig” enough for the party, for compromising with the Democrats against the will of the Whigs on tariff measures. But that doesn’t explain who the heck voted numbers 17, 18, and 19 (that would have to be a House member or Senate member, because presidents don’t vote for stuff) or what the heck 17, 18, or 19 are.

I don’t know.

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