1820’s Politics
Election of 1824 <ul><li>James Monroe served two terms </li></ul><ul><li>The election of 1824 was an open election </li></...
Election Day <ul><li>Jackson won the popular vote </li></ul><ul><li>No one won the majority in the electoral college </li>...
The Vote <ul><li>Clay and Jackson were political rivals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clay on Jackson: “ignorant, passionate, hypo...
The Corrupt Bargain <ul><li>Jackson’s nephew accused Clay of arranging votes for Adams in return for a cabinet appointment...
John Quincy Adams <ul><li>Son of President John Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Term: 1825-1829 </li></ul><ul><li>Liv...
Adam’s Presidency <ul><li>Adams was a brilliant Secretary of State </li></ul><ul><li>Adams was extremely ambitious </li></...
Election of 1828 <ul><li>Pres. John Q. Adams v. Andrew Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>The campaign was dirty </li></ul><ul><li>...
The Results <ul><li>Popular Vote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackson: 56% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adams: 46% </li></ul></ul><...
 
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1820’s Politics

  1. 1. 1820’s Politics
  2. 2. Election of 1824 <ul><li>James Monroe served two terms </li></ul><ul><li>The election of 1824 was an open election </li></ul><ul><li>Battle of the “favorite sons” </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Men who had large support in their own regions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Henry Clay: KY (West) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Andrew Jackson: TN (West) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>John Q. Adams: MA (New England) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>William Crawford: GA (South) </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Election Day <ul><li>Jackson won the popular vote </li></ul><ul><li>No one won the majority in the electoral college </li></ul><ul><li>Constitutionally, the election went to the House of Representatives </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The top three candidates were voted on </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clay came in fourth and was eliminated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Clay, however, was Speaker of the House </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. The Vote <ul><li>Clay and Jackson were political rivals </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clay on Jackson: “ignorant, passionate, hypocritical and corrupt” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackson on Clay: “meanest scoundrel that ever disgraced the image of his god” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Clay threw his political weight behind Adams </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Adams: 54% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackson: 29% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crawford: 17% </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. The Corrupt Bargain <ul><li>Jackson’s nephew accused Clay of arranging votes for Adams in return for a cabinet appointment </li></ul><ul><li>Clay became Adam’s Secretary of State </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Stepping stone to the White House </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jackson and his supporters (he won the popular vote) cried foul </li></ul><ul><ul><li>They opposed Adam’s presidency </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. John Quincy Adams <ul><li>Son of President John Adams </li></ul><ul><li>Presidential Term: 1825-1829 </li></ul><ul><li>Lived: 1767-1848 </li></ul><ul><li>State: Massachusetts </li></ul><ul><li>Party: Republican </li></ul><ul><li>Vice President: John C. Calhoun </li></ul>
  7. 7. Adam’s Presidency <ul><li>Adams was a brilliant Secretary of State </li></ul><ul><li>Adams was extremely ambitious </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wanted a National University </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>National astronomical observatories </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Fund scientific research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Massive infrastructure improvements </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Jackson and his supporters argued against every policy </li></ul>
  8. 8. Election of 1828 <ul><li>Pres. John Q. Adams v. Andrew Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>The campaign was dirty </li></ul><ul><li>Mudslinging: attacking someone personally and morally </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson said he was the candidate of the “common man” </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson revived the “corrupt bargain” debate </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Results <ul><li>Popular Vote </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackson: 56% </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adams: 46% </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Electoral College </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Jackson: 178 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Adams: 83 </li></ul></ul>

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