Henry Clay is the Speaker Of The House. He ran for President and placed 4th. He was part of the Corrupt Bargain with Adams. Adams Supposedly offered him the Secretary Of State job because Clay supported him.
President John Quincy Adams was elected president in the election of 1824, in something called the corrupt bargain. People believe that him and Henry Clay made a deal that if Clay supported Adams in the election, Adams would give Clay the Secretary Of State job.
Jackson placed 1st in the election but lost because the House Of Representatives voted for Addams. Many people think that Jackson was cheated out of the presidency. Jackson was very popular with the people of the Untied States because he came from Humble beginnings. He was an orphan and very poor when he was younger but he made hi was. He was also a war hero and the people liked George Washington so much that they though electing another war hero would be a good idea.