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  • Andrew Jackson
  • John Quincy Adams
  • William Crawford
  • seventh president of the United States from 1829 to 1837. Before being elected to the presidency, Jackson gained fame as a general in the United States Army and served in both houses of Congress. After losing to J.Q. Adams he returned after 4 years and became president.
  • served as the sixth President of the United States from 1825 to 1829. He served as the eighth United States Secretary of State immediately before becoming president. No candidate received a majority of electoral votes, and the election was decided by the house of representative. Speaker Clay threw his support behind Adams, who won the presidency and later named Clay as secretary of state. Jackson's supporters raged against this "corrupt bargain", and Jackson himself resigned from the Senate.
  • Crawford suffered a severe stroke in 1823, but nonetheless sought to succeed Monroe in the 1824 election. The Democratic-Republican Party splintered into factions as several others also sought the presidency. No candidate won a majority of the electoral vote, so the United States House of Representatives chose the president in a contingent election.
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