The People’s Will Denied? Backroom Politics and the Election of 1824

Lecture Description

The election of 1824, ending in the famous “corrupt bargain” between Henry Clay and John Quincy Adams that denied the presidency to Andrew Jackson, is one of the most pivotal elections in American history, and perhaps the most misunderstood. This talk strips away the legend and mythology to reveal what really happened.

CATEGORIES

Elections, Electoral College, Voting Rights Politics

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