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The Election of 1824

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Andrew Jackson
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A. As a result of westward expansion Presidential field was very crowded with many regional favorites, including Henry Clay, John Quincy Adams, and Andrew Jackson.
B. Jackson won popular vote but no canidate recieved the required amount of electoral votes..
1. In such cases the House of Represenatives chooses the President
C. Henry Clay, a member of the House, was not in the top contenders so was out of the running.
D. Clay considered Jackson unqualified and threw his support behind Adams.
E. After Adams was elected he named Clay his Secretary of State.
F. Jackson and his followers accused Adams and Clay of making a "corrupt bargain"
G. Jackson resigned from the Senate in disgust, and to begin campaigning for the 1828 election

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President John Quincy Adams

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U.S. Represenative Henry Clay

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