Jackson resigned from the Senate and began working full

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Jackson resigned from the Senate and began working full-time to defeat Adams.  Jackson established himself as a moderate on almost all subjects, from the tariff to  internal improvements. Martin Van Buren later decided to join the new team, bringing  the Crawford wing of the party on board. The swelling group became known as the  Democratic Party. The upcoming Presidential race would be unlike any other race before it. It would be  dirty and personal, perhaps the dirtiest election in the history of American politics.  Jackson's resolve only strengthened as Adams's newspapers began to spread gossip  about Jackson's "immoral" wife. Jackson's party shot back with information that  President Adams had served as a pimp for the Czar of Russia while he had served as  minister there. Jackson's history in the military came under scrutiny, and stories were 
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