Andrew Jackson's Presidency

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What factors led to the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828?

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There were several factors that led to the election of Andrew Jackson in 1828. One of these factors was Jackson’s determination to get elected after having lost the election in 1824. Jackson believed that election was stolen from him by a deal he believed was made between John Q. Adams and Henry Clay. This deal, called the Corrupt Bargain, had Clay support Adams in return for Adams making Clay the Secretary of State. Since Jackson had the most electoral votes, but not a majority, Jackson believed he would have been chosen by the House of Representatives to be president if there was no deal. Jackson put all of his energy into getting elected in 1828.

Another factor helping Andrew Jackson was that more people were getting involved in politics between...

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