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  • Elections of 1824 and 1828
  • The House of Representatives will make the final descision.
  • Jackson is in the lead, but no one has the majority.
  • Presidency Dealers
  • Clay, I'd like to ask you a favor. Can you influence the House to vote me president? We both want to see Jackson beat.
  • Deal.
  • I agree. I will do this, but on one condition. I want to be Secretary of State when you are president.
  • Karma
  • I agree, this is not going well at all. The worst part is that it has all been for nothing! If anything, Jackson has gained more support!
  • This definitely isn't going well. I don't have support from anyone! I can't veto bills in Congress, and I have no power whatsoever!
  • In the election of 1824, Jackson was in the lead with 99 votes, but he had to have over half of the total electoral college votes in order to win the election. Due to this, the election was sent to the House of Representatives for the final decision, which led to Adams becoming president.
  • Split Nation
  • The national government should have all the power! Without that, our country won't be able to accomplish anything!
  • The states should have all the power! Otherwise, our country will fall prey to tyranny and corruption! That's why we want Jackson as president!
  • In secret, John Quincy Adams and Henry Clay made a deal that would be known as the Corrupt Bargain. Clay, the Speaker of the House, influenced the deciding vote and made Adams president. The significance of this was that it ruined the rest of Adams' presidency due to lack of support.
  • The Turncoat
  • Andrew, I would like to switch parties and run with you as Vice President.
  • Hello, John Calhoun! What would you like to talk to me about?
  • Adams' presidency did not go well at all. He had no support due to the unethical Corrupt Bargain, and was basically president in name only. He had no power at all, and Jackson had more support then ever before due to the sympathy of the public. As a result, the nation was influenced more by Congress than by the President.
  • A Fair Outcome (Finally!)
  • And our newest president is ... Andrew Jackson of the Democrat party!
  • Even through all the mudslinging of this year, Jackson still won by an avalanche! Congratulations!
  • Once again, the nation is split into liberal and conservative parties; the National Republicans and the Democrats. The Republicans formed because they supported Adams, and the Democrats were supporters of Jackson. America changed because of this event in that it was now politically divided once again, and that the Era of Good Feelings was finally coming to an end.
  • Republicans
  • That's why we republicans want Adams for president!
  • Democrats
  • John Calhoun, a former Republican, decided to switch parties so he could run with Jackson as vice president. He was somewhat of an opportunist, as everyone was sure that Jackson would win. The significance of this event was that it caused the Election of 1828 to be a landslide in Jackson's favor because he was running with John Calhoun as vice president.
  • Victory is inevitable for us. Unless the scoundrel Adams finds some way to cheat, we will win.
  • Great! I always thought you were too good for the Republicans. I can't wait to Work with you.
  • Because of these events, Jackson became our president. This led to many things, such as the spread of Popular Sovereignty and the Tariff Debate. In addition to this, the election started the Jacksonian Era and brought things into election that we still see today: mudslinging, or insulting political opponents, and debating policy, which we continue to see in every election.
  • Good thing Adams didn't cheat again...
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