PRES­I­DEN­TIAL RE­JEC­TION 1824 NO­BODY’S A WIN­NER

History Revealed - - TIME CAPSULE DECEMBER -

As the most re­cent re­sult demon­strated, elect­ing a pres­i­dent of the United States can be more than a lit­tle con­tentious. In the 1824 race, An­drew Jackson re­ceived the most pop­u­lar and elec­toral votes, but could not be de­clared the win­ner as he failed to achieve a ma­jor­ity. This meant the House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives de­cided who should be pres­i­dent – they chose the se­cond-place can­di­date John Quincy Adams. Jackson got his re­venge four years later, beat­ing Adams com­fort­ably.

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