Election of 1824

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  • John Quincy Adams of Massachusetts was elected on February 9th 1824. Adams was elected by the House of Representatives. John was the one and only president to be elected by the House of Representatives.
  • Henry Clay was not elected president in 1824, however he was appointed secretary of state. Even though he did not win he was not upset because he knew he would always have a place in the cabinet. The main part of Clay's job mainly included trades between Great Britain over West Indes.
  • Andrew Jackson was elected in 1828. His presidency featured rematch between John Quincy Adams. Jackson had the popular vote in the western states. He returned from 1824 in 1828 with redemption to winning.
  • John Quincy Adams led an unprecedented period of political unity. He named clay secretary of state. He ensured that he had the most popular vote from team supporters.
  • Henry Clay has his supporters sway the vote toward Adams. Clay made moves to ensure that Adams looses.He wins. Announced when corrupt bargain begins.
  • Andrew Jackson wa a war hero that naturally made him popular from the choice of the people. The forces against in government resonated with western voters.
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