Election of 1824

Election of 1824

John Quincy Adams won the 1824 election – the first election in which the popular vote was counted.  All candidates were basically from the same political party, the Democratic-Republicans.  No candidate received a majority of the electoral votes, so the House of Representatives decided the election.  Adams won; Jackson called it a corrupt bargain.


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Election of 1824
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