Elections of 1824 and 1828

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  • Election of 1824
  • Unfortunately, no presidential candidate received the majority of votes, so therefore we will have the House decide.
  • Election of 1824
  • Help we win this election and the Secretary of State job is yours.
  • Sounds good to me.
  • Election of 1824
  • The House has decided that Henry Clay will be the next President of the United States. Congratulations, Mr. Clay.
  • In the Election of 1824, no candidate received the majority of votes. This means that the House of Representatives decides the next President of the United States. Henry Clay then withdrew from the election.
  • Election of 1828
  • Me, too.
  • I support Andrew Jackson in the Election of 1828.
  • Henry Clay was the speaker for the House of Representatives, and and he disliked Jackson, so he decided to help Adams become president. He used his influence on the members of the House to make Adams win the election. Adams promised to give him the Secretary of State if he did this. This deal became known as a corrupt bargain.
  • Election of 1828
  • John Quincy Adams won the election and became the president. Adams was not a successful president, however. People did not like his personality after the corrupt bargain, as he appeared stubborn.
  • Election of 1828
  • Oh yeah, well you're just a stubborn old man!
  • In the Election of 1828, the common man supported Andrew Jackson. He was admired by many Americans, as he became popular after the War of 1812.
  • Jackson replaced many federal workers with his supporters. He argued that just regular people could perform civil service jobs. This is known as the spoils system.
  • I've earned a civil service job despite the fact that I'm a regular person.
  • So have I!
  • In the Election of 1828, candidates resorted to mudslinging. Mudslinging is attempting to ruin your opponents reputation by insulting them. Jackson had an overwhelming victory in this election.
  • You're a liar and a cheater! You made a corrupt bargain to win the last election! You don't deserve to be president.
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