Election 1824

Election 1824

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  • As a war hero of the War of 1812, Jackson was immensely popular. Receiving 99 electoral votes, victory in the Presidential Election of 1824 was all but guaranteed. Jackson lost the vote conducted by the House of Representatives.
  • Corrupt Bargain
  • The son of President John Adams, John Quincy Adams, came out of the Election of 1824. By naming Clay his Secretary of State, a 'corrupt bargain' secured Adams the victory in 1824.
  • President
  • Finishing fourth in the electoral votes, Clay made decisive moves to secure a Jackson loss, and an Adams win. Accepting loss, Clay and his supporters swayed the vote towards John Quincy Adams for president in 1824. Adams became president, and Clay was appointed Secretary of State.
  • Secretary of State
  • He felt mad with the House Of Representatives because , he though they favored John Quincy Adams. He came back with a strong campaign in 1828.
  • Clays supported came together to John Quincy , which gave him the election. When President he stated Henry Clay as Secretary of State.
  • When Clay followers saw the loss , they joined John Quincy Adams and gave him the Presidency. Clay was named Secretary Of State.
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