Background info: Previous to his presidency Adams was senator of state. Election results: John Quincy Adams was the winner of the election. He won because no one had the majority vote so then it went to the house, where he won.
Background info: He was a war hero before the election. Election results: Though winning the popular vote,since there was no majority, he ended up losing the election. He lost in the house vote
Background info: He was secretary of the house before the election. Election results: He lost the popular vote but was moved up to speaker of the house after Adam chose him for the position as president. (corrupt bargain)