Why did John Quincy Adams win the election of 1824 and lose the election of 1828

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Why did John Quincy Adams win the election of 1824 and lose the election of 1828? What factors contributed to the revival of partisan divisions among Americans by the late 1820s?

Nov 21st, 2014

Adams really did not have much of chance in 1828 against Jackson.  Adams was elected by the House in 1824 even though he came in second to Andrew Jackson in both electoral and popular vote. The power base in the country had shifted.  The population had continued to shift towards to West, so he had a larger political base .

Moreover, Jackson was an attractive public personality. He was a national hero as commanding general at the Battle of New Orleans People in the western US found him more easy to identify with that the pompous Bostonian Adams.

Furthermore, With the help of some able supporters, Jackson had set up an effective political machine since his defeat in 1824.  Newspapers that favored him had kept up a constant barrage of criticism of Adams. Also Jackson  went to Washington as a US  Senator and had some first-hand influence there which he did not have in 1824.

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http://www.answers.com/Q/Why_did_John_Quincy_Adams_lose_the_election_of_1828



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