The Election of 1824

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  • As a war hero of the War of 1812, Jackson was immensely popular. Since he received 99 electoral votes, victory in the presidential election was guaranteed... until it was realized he needed a majority of electoral votes to win.
  • I've got 99 electoral votes. I've got this election in the bag.
  • Wait... don't you need a majority of electoral votes to win?
  • Oh yeah your right
  • Jackson lost the vote conducted by the House of Representatives. Seeing it as a "corrupt bargain", Jackson blamed political corruption and favoritism for his defeat. His feelings of righteous indignation would fuel a strong campaign for 1828.
  • Andrew Jackson said "I swear this election is rigged. This is a "corrupt bargain" and I see some favoritism in this house. So the when the next election comes, I'm going to have an even stronger campaign and become president."
  • I'm sorry Mr. Jackson, but the house of representatives has decided that Mr. John Quincy Adams would be a better fit for president.
  • I swear this election is rigged. This is a "corrupt bargain" and I see some favoritism in this house. So the when the next election comes, I'm going to have an even stronger campaign and become president.
  • The son of President John Adams, John Quincy Adams, came out of the Election of 1824 with 84 electoral votes, second to Jackson. Still, with Jackson not receiving majority electoral votes, the House of Representatives would vote on the presidency, which will come to work in Adams' favor.
  • Mr. John Quincy Adams, the House of Representatives have voted for you to be the next president.
  • Thank you Reginald. I'm really happy right now. I fought long and hard for this but now I'm finally president.
  • By forming a New England-Ohio Valley alliance with Henry Clay, Adams supporters teamed up with Clay supporters to sway the vote towards Adams presidential victory. By naming Clay his Secretary of State, a 'corrupt bargain' secured Adams the victory in 1824.
  • Here's the New England-Ohio Valley alliance.
  • A Kentucky politician, Henry Clay, served as the Speaker of the House. Clay detested Jackson, and was a staunch opponent of his policies. Finishing fourth in the electoral votes, Clay made decisive moves to secure a Jackson loss, and an Adams win.
  • Somehow I will make Andrew Jackson lose and make John Quincy Adams win.
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