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Election of 1828

Who were the candidates?What were the issues?Vote!Who won?What happened?

Who won?

Jackson won.

Jackson received 56% of the popular vote. It was the second time a sitting president was ousted, with Adams' father, John Adams, being the first in 1800.  Only South Carolina and Delaware lacked popular voting in 1828, still choosing presidential electors in their state legislatures.

Candidates Popular Vote Electoral College Vote
Jackson/Calhoun 56.0% 68.2% (178)
Adams/Rush 43.6% 31.8% (83)

What happened during or as a result of Jackson's presidency?


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