Election of 1824 and 1828


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  • The Election of 1824
  • No one has enough electoral votes to win this election.
  • Corrupt Bargain
  • What if I use my power as Speaker of the House to make you President?....
  • Great idea, I'll make you secretary of state in return.
  • Adams' Shadow
  • Congress, can you...
  • NO!
  • Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and John Quincy Adams all ran for president, but no one got enough votes. So the House of Representatives would select the president.
  • Two Sides
  • We favor states' rights!
  • Henry Clay used his power as Speaker of the House to make John Quincy Adams president and Adams made Clay secretary of state in return.
  • The Election of 1828
  • Jackson's followers accused Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams of making a "corrupt bargain" which caused many issues during John Quincy Adams' presidency and Congress turned down many of his proposals.
  • Final Result
  • During the Election of 1828, there were two different political parties, the Democrats and the National Republicans. The Democrats supported Jackson and favored states' rights and the National Republicans supported Adams and wanted a strong central government.
  • We want a strong central government!
  • Jackson won the Election of 1828 by a landslide . His supporters were the common man.
  • Jackson has won the election by a landslide!
  • America changed because Jackson as president changed politics. He made politics more democratic by making it so more people could vote and even the common man could run for a government spot.
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