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
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