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Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain


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Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain

  1. 1. Election of 1824: A Corrupt Bargain is made
  2. 2. The candidates in 1824 John Quincy Adams from Massachusetts William H. Crawford from Georgia Andrew Jackson from Tennessee Henry Clay from Kentucky
  3. 3. Election Results 1824
  4. 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. 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. 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. 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. 8. Election of 1828 (Democratic Party Shows Up!)