Presidential Election of 1824John Quincy Adams (Massachusetts)Andrew Jackson (Tennessee)William H. Crawford (Georgia)Henry Clay (Kentucky)
Results: Translated.No candidate won a majority of Electoral Votes, althoughJackson did win the popular vote, and won a plurality (morethan the others, but less than 50% of the total) of the electoralvotes.The election went to the House of Representatives, wherecandidate Henry Clay was the Speaker of the House.With no real chance of winning, Clay threw his support toAdams, and Adams was elected. In return, Adams namedClay the Secretary of State, which had been considered astepping stone to the Presidency.Jackson and his supporters cried foul and charged Clay andAdams with making a "Corrupt Bargain."
Fast Forward: 1828 Jackson vs. Adams: The Rematch! This time, Its Personal!
Dirty Politics!!Adams Supporters: Jacksons Supporters: -accused Adams of using public money to buy "gambling devices" for the White House. (The "gambling devices" turned out to be a-called Jackson a murderer, pool table and a chess set)and a war criminal. -accused Adams-called Jacksons wife an of pimping an American girladultress, and his mother a out to the Tsar of Russia.prostitute.
Results: Translated. Jackson Wins! Its Not Even Close!