States History Question of the
Answer and Explanation
Election of 1824
Election of 1824 Results
Which of the
following statements about the election of 1824 is accurate?
(A) Henry Clay was
(B) Andrew Jackson finished
second in the popular vote, but had the most number of electors
(C) John Quincy Adams
was elected president though he finished second in both the popular and
(D) this was the first time the election
decision was made in the House of Representatives
responded to the final election results with grace and a
call for patriotic unity
C) John Quincy
Adams was elected president though he finished second in both the
popular and electoral votes
Explanation: In what became
known as the "Corrupt Bargain" election, Adams was elected president
when no candidate earned the required 50% +1 of the electoral votes.
Clay threw his support to Adams, was named Secretary of State, and
earned Jackson's lifelong enmity. The House of Representatives chooses
the president when the electoral college is unable to do so. This was
the second time this occurred, the first being during the election of
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