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U.S. presidential election, 1824

Presidential CandidateElectoral Vote Popular Vote Pct Party Vice Presidential Candidate
(Electoral Votes)
John Quincy Adams (W) 84 108,740 Coalition John C. Calhoun (182)
Andrew Jackson 99 153,544 Democratic-Republican Nathan Sanford[?] (30)
Nathaniel Macon[?] (24)
Andrew Jackson (13)
Martin Van Buren (9)
Henry Clay (2)
William H. Crawford[?] 41
Other elections: 1812, 1816, 1820, 1824, 1828, 1832, 1836
Source: U.S. Office of the Federal Register (http://www.archives.gov/federal_register/electoral_college/scores#1824)


John Q. Adams received fewer electoral votes and fewer popular votes than Andrew Jackson. However, no candidate earned the 131 electoral votes required for victory, so the United States House of Representatives decided the election on February 9, 1825. 13 state delegations voted for John Q. Adams, 7 for Jackson and 3 for Crawford. Henry Clay, who threw his support behind Adams, was subsequently appointed Secretary of State. This set the stage for a bitter rematch between Adams and Jackson four years later.

See also: President of the United States, U.S. presidential election, 1824

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