John Quincy Adams's Presidency

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How did the events related to the election of 1824 influence the election of 1828?

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Actually, there is no evidence of a "corrupt bargain" between Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams; although Jackson insisted there had been. Adams was elected by the House of Representatives after John C. Calhoun withdrew from the race to run unopposed for Vice President; and Henry Clay also withdrew and asked his supporters to vote for Adams. Adams and Jackson had been political enemies in the past, once fighting a duel with each other. After Adams was elected President, he named Clay his Secretary of State. Since four previous presidents had first been Secretaries of State, it appeared that a sweetheart arrangement had been worked out so that Clay could succeed Adams. In fact, such an arrangement would have been...

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