Andrew Jackson Dbq

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In the election of 1824, none of the candidates could secure a majority of the electoral vote, as a result the decision of who would be president was left to the House of representatives. The candidates were Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay, and William H. Crawford. Surprisingly, the House elected John Quincy Adams over Andrew Jackson. Andrew Jackson had more of the popular and electoral votes than Adams. He was a soldier and well-liked by the common man and was at that point the favorite to win the election. Henry Clay, the Speaker of the House at the time, convinced Congress to elect Adams. John Quincy Adams later appointed Henry Clay as his secretary of state. This led to the conclusion that an agreement had been made beforehand,

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