John Quincy Adams


Who were the candidates in the election of 1824?

The candidates were John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson from Tennessee, William H. Crawford from Georgia, and Henry Clay from Kentucky. Adams and Crawford had both served in the cabinet of President James Monroe—Adams as secretary of state and Crawford as secretary of the treasury. Jackson was a U.S. senator and former war hero, while Clay was the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.


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