The Elections of 1824 and 1828


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  • Election of 1824
  • I will be dead before I see you win the office for president, John Quincy Adams!
  • And the President is...
  • You only won since no canidates had enough electoral college votes! The House of Representatives voted on who would be president, and you have an advantage!
  • I won! I, John Quincy Adams, am the president!
  • The Outcomes of the Election
  • Nobody likes you, John Quincy Adams!
  • Why must America hate me? It is all because of the bias they think I hold for winning president!
  • In the election of 1824, John Quincy Adams and Andrew Jackson were up against each other for the role of president. Both were highly competitive, so the competition would be heated.
  • Election of 1828
  • When no candidate won enough electoral college votes to declare them of presidency, the decision of president was voted upon by the House. Since Adams was a House member at one point, he had an unfair advantage. This event in history is referred to as the Corrupt Bargain.
  • The Outcomes of the Election
  • John Quincy Adams was hated by most since they believed he cheated into winning the office of president. Also, his democratic view points on stronger federal power were highly disagreed with.
  • Significance
  • Fine, I am one!
  • You are a donkey!
  • During the election, both parties resorted to mudslinging, or attempts to ruin the other person's reputation with insults. Jackson won the role of president in an overwhelming landslide. Since the Democratic party was disliked, Jackson had an advantage.
  • I, Andrew Jackson, am the president of these United States of America with John C. Calhoun as my vice president!
  • With his confident personality, Jackson was very proud of his job as president. He was loved by many and had the support of the common man.
  • I am the best president this country has ever had.
  • These elections have great significance in history. For starters, the donkey, or the Republican party symbol, was introduced in the since John Quincy Adams called Jackson a donkey. Also, mudslinging was introduced, which are attempts to ruin the other person's reputation with insults.
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