John Quincy Adams


What happened in Adams’s reelection attempt?

Adams could never overcome the allegations that he did not deserve to win the election of 1824, as the Jacksonians fanned the flames of public discontent. Furthermore, many members of Congress were allied with Jackson and continually thwarted Adams’s proposals. In 1828, Jackson supporters effectively convinced enough voters that he deserved the election four years earlier and he deserved it now. Jackson won 178 electoral votes to only 83 for Adams.


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