Background: Henry Clay was born with modest wealth. His political career kicked off in 1803 when he was elected to the Kentucky General Assembly. In 1806, Clay became part of the Senate. In 1811, he then became part of the House of Representatives where he eventually became Speaker of the House. Results for election of 1824: He placed 4th, he got the least amount of electoral votes, and because of the 12th amendment he was eliminated.
Background: Andrew Jackson was a lawyer and a landowner. He became a national war hero after defeating the British in the Battle of New Orleans during the war of 1812. He eventually became president in 1828. Results for the election of 1824: Andrew Jackson wasn't president in 1824. The final vote was between him and Quincy Adams. People say Henry Clay made a deal with Adams, so Clay could be Secretary of State.
Background: In Quincy Adams political career he was an ambassador, he represented Massachusetts as a Senator and was a member of the House of Representatives. He served as the eighth secretary of state. Results for the election of 1824: Quincy Adams won the election. Some people believe that he had a corrupt bargain with Henry Clay. People believed Clay said if I elect you President, you have to elect me secretary of state.