Two years later, Jackson–now a major general in the U.S. Army–received orders to put down Indian attacks near Spanish Florida. His invasion of Spanish territory and his execution of two British nationals sparked an international incident–but he again successfully defeated the Indians. President James Monroe appointed Jackson governor of Florida after it was bought from the Spanish, but Jackson resigned after only a few months to seek the Presidency. The elections of 1824 and 1828 stand as some of the dirtiest campaigns ever waged for the Presidency. Jackson won the popular vote handily in 1824, but, after failing to win a majority of the electoral vote, lost the Presidency in a runoff in the House of Representatives. Jackson quickly turned his attention to 1828 and won a solid victory in that year. Jackson's Presidency was marked by four major issues: The Second Bank of the United
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