Corrupt Bargain

Corrupt Bargain

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  • Henry Clay 
  • John Quincy Adams 
  • Andrew Jackson 
  • Clay advocated what he called the "American System" He served as a Speaker of the House of Representatives As a Kentucky politician he finished 4th in the electoral votes receiving 37 votes
  • Outcome in Election in 1824 
  • Adams platform was closely approximated to Clay's American System  He served under James Madison as US minister to Russia & had made his way to secretary of state  Adams had came to grasp that he had lost the election but Clay and the people swayed there votes towards Adams  which made him become president 
  • Outcome in Election in 1824 
  • Jackson lacked a well-defined political platform but he liked a modern version of Clay's Jackson served as a judge, governor, a member of the House & a US senator  After receiving 99 votes, bringing him to victory in the race but he didn't majority votes 
  • Outcome in Election in 1824 
  •  Clay had his supporters team up with Adams supporters to out vote Jackson supporters in order to get Adams in the presidency seat.  He was appointed Secretary of State for helping out Adams. 
  • Adams won the election after the House voted because Clay supporters teamed up with Adams supporters and out voted Jackson supporters. Adams named Clay his Secretary of State
  • Jackson felt that the election from the House was a '"corrupt bargain" seeing Clay help Adams he felt that he was betrayed.
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