The election of 1824


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  • The Election of 1824
  • We're all running for President!
  • Voting time!
  • I'm all for Adams
  • I'm voting Jackson
  • Clay is the best.
  • The Results are in...
  • I guess the choice is up to you now.
  • (from left to right) Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and John Quincy Adams run for President during the Election of 1824.
  • Clay Steps out of the Running
  • I still wan't to be President... but it would look bad because I'm the Speaker of the House!
  • It's finally time for the people to vote for their President! Unfortunately, only white male landowners can vote. Who will win?
  • The New Results are in...
  • Yay! Awesome.
  • And the President is... John Quincy Adams!
  • And the President is... undetermined? The results show that though Jackson got the most amount of votes, nobody won the majority! Now, the decision is in the hands of the House of Representatives.
  • The "Corrupt Bargain"
  • I totally won't be elected for a second term because of that stupid "Corrupt Bargain"!
  • Henry Clay realizes that as the Speaker of the House of Representatives, it would look bad if the House voted for him and he became President. He decides to take himself out of the running for President.
  • Adams has been elected President! But wait, didn't Jackson have the most electoral college votes? Well, even though Clay couldn't be President, he could still somewhat influence the House of Representatives. He didn't really like Jackson so much, so he convinced the House to vote for Adams.
  • Awww...
  • When Jackson's followers find out about the fact that Clay convinced the House to vote for Adams, they begin calling it the "Corrupt Bargain". This event casts a shadow over Adams' Presidency and he is not elected for a second term.
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