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Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain
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Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain

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  • 1. Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain is made
  • 2. The candidates in 1824 John Quincy Adams from Massachusetts William H. Crawford from Georgia Andrew Jackson from Tennessee Henry Clay from Kentucky
  • 3. Election Results 1824
  • 4. “A Corrupt Bargain” • No candidate won majority of Electoral votes so vote goes to House of Reps • Henry Clay told his supporters in the House to vote for John Quincy Adams. • When J.Q. Adams became president, he made Clay his Secretary of State • Jackson and his supporters were FURIOUS. They felt he had been cheated out of the presidency and vowed revenge
  • 5. The Democratic Party and the Election of 1828 • After losing the election of 1824, Jackson and his supporters built a new political party: the DEMOCRATIC Party ***THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY***: – Represented the common man: ordinary farmers, workers, immigrants and the poor – Believed the Republican party only represented the upper class: rich, well-born, and well educated and people influenced by MONEY – Wanted to open up the government to the “common man” by encouraging more people to vote.
  • 6. The Common Man • Part of middle and lower class; Usually not very educated • Mostly farmers, artisans, small business owners, Some may not own land • Never really had an influence on government because they couldn’t vote • Wanted government to be in the hands of “THE PEOPLE” not just the rich • Lived mostly in the West, and middle areas of the United States
  • 7. The Democratic Party and the Election of 1828 • Before 1828 all property owning white males could vote • By 1828  ALL WHITE MALES over the age of 21 could vote! • Jackson and the Democratic Party campaigned for the Election 1828 with speeches, rallies, posters, songs, button, picnics, parades. • Jackson won the election with the help of first time voters
  • 8. Election of 1828 (Democratic Party Shows Up!)

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