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The Election Of 1824


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The Election Of 1824

  1. 1. The election of 1824 “ the corrupt bargain” Bryan Hafits
  2. 2. The candidates <ul><li>John Quincy Adams Andrew Jackson </li></ul><ul><li>William H. Crawford Henry Clay </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>John Q. Adams won the election </li></ul><ul><li>Jackson got 42% percent of the popular vote (more than Crawford and Clay combined) but still could not get enough electoral votes. </li></ul><ul><li>This enraged Jacksonians who were suspicious of a bargain being struck </li></ul>
  4. 4. The infamous bargain <ul><li>Adams bribed Clay with the position of secretary of state if he won </li></ul><ul><li>Never actually proven </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Throughout his presidency Adams was bombarded with accusations of bargains from supporters of the other candidates and requests for more from allies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Impact of the election <ul><li>the infamous election of 1824 ended the “old” style of campaigning and angered many people </li></ul><ul><li>Also started the transition into the two party system of democrats (Jackson) and republicans (Adams) </li></ul>
  7. 7. The election of 1828 “The age of mudslinging”
  8. 8. The candidates
  9. 9. Mudslinging <ul><li>The election of 1828 gave birth to a new kind of campaigning known as mudslinging, candidate’s campaigns consisted of much name calling and lies to make the other look bad (mostly done by campaign manager instead of the candidate himself) </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Some of the most vicious attacks on Jackson were those about his late mother being a “common prostitute brought to this land by British soldiers” and accusing his wife of adultery and bigotry </li></ul><ul><li>(both of which lies) </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Jacksonians commonly raised the issue of the so-called corrupt bargain between Adams and Clay. </li></ul><ul><li>Adams was also accused of surrendering an American Servant girl to the Russian Czar </li></ul><ul><li>Also Adams’ pool table and chess set turned into gambling pieces and gambling furniture </li></ul>
  12. 12. Results <ul><li>While the popular vote was a close race at 56% for Jackson and 44% for Adams, the electorial race was a landslide for Jackson at 178 to 83. </li></ul><ul><li>Ironically Adams won the exact same states as his father in 1800(New England, New Jersey, and Delaware) with Jackson winning all others, however there was a lot more to the “everything else” in this election </li></ul>
  13. 13. impact <ul><li>Candidates were now named by state legislature </li></ul><ul><li>This election set the unfortunate precedent of attack ads that are still used today </li></ul>