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John Quincy Adams

Presidency

Who won the popular vote in the presidential election of 1824?

Jackson captured the popular vote with more than 150,000 votes, while Adams captured just over 100,000. Jackson also won more electoral votes (99) than Adams (84). However, Jackson failed to capture the required majority of 131 electoral votes, as Crawford tallied 41 electoral votes and Clay 37. When no candidate receives a majority of the electoral votes, the decision falls to the House of Representatives. The representatives from each state vote for a candidate. Adams ended up capturing 13 states (Jackson 7 and Crawford 4). Thus, Adams became president as he captured more than a majority of the states (13 out of 24) to win the electoral vote and the presidency.



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