Henry Clay was an american attorney and a statesman who represented Kentucky in the Senate and House of Representatives. He also became the speaker of the house. He would also become the 9th U.S. Secretary of State. He ran for president 1824, 1832, 1844. He lost to Adams in 1824.
John Quincy Adams also happened to be a statesman like Henry Clay. He served as the 8th Secretary of State. He was the oldest son of John Adams. Although Jackson had more electoral votes the House voted him for president in 1824. He served until 1829.
Andrew Jackson was an american soldier and statesman. He gained popularity after becoming a U.S. Army general and serving in both houses of Congress. He ran for president in 1824, and 1829. Although he won the election in 1829 he lost to Adams in 1824.