John Quincy Adams
1824-1828
Planting the seeds of a
“common revolution”.
Democracy to most
Defining the period.
?
Political trends.
Impact of
sectionalism.
“Down with King
Caucus”
Election of 1824
Nationalism is being replaced by
sectionalism.
Mainly brought out by ?????
Sectional candidates: Adams _________,
Crawford __________, Clay and Jackson
________.
All were Democratic-Republicans.
The electorate voted along sectional lines.
Popular vote: Election of
1824
160000
140000
120000
100000
Jackson
Adams
Crawford
Clay
80000
60000
40000
20000
0
1st Qtr
Poular vote
Popular and %
Popular
percentage
Jackson
Adams
Crawford
Clay
Electoral
vote
100
90
80
70
60
50
40
30
20
10
0
A “corrupt bargain”?
Plurality v. majority.
Jackson led in both electoral votes and
popular votes.
 House of Representatives had to decide
the winner between the top three.
A hint of scandal: Does Clay support
Adams in return for the Secretary of
States’ chair?
Impact
Adams wins, but bitter resentment is felt
nationwide at the perceived injustice.
Time for a new two-party system:
National-Republicans, later called Whigs.
Led by Clay, Adams, and later, Daniel
Webster.
Support: mainly from bankers, merchants,
manufacturers, and large landowners.
New parties
National Republicans
Stance:
Strong federal government.
A national bank.
Protective tariff.
Favored the interests of business.
Who’s party does this resemble? _____????
Democrats
Led by Jackson and Martin Van Buren.
Supported by:
small farmers, newly emerging
businessmen, and city workers. (common
folk)
Stance:
Generally opposed an all-powerful
national government.
Urged greater democracy.
Claimed to represent the common man.
Election of