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Election of 1824

Source: The Library of Congress

In 1824, four men campaigned for the presidency: William H. Crawford, Henry Clay, Andrew Jackson, and John Quincy Adams. While Jackson won the popular vote, he fell short in electoral votes, forcing a vote in the House of Representatives to select the President as stipulated by the Twelfth Amendment. Speaker of the House Clay threw his support behind Adams, giving him the election by a single vote.

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