1828 United States presidential election
The 1828 United States presidential election was the 11th quadrennial presidential election. It featured a re-match of the 1824 election, as President John Quincy Adams of the National Republican Party faced Andrew Jackson of the Democratic Party. The election marked the rise of Jacksonian Democracy and the transition from the First Party System to the Second Party System.
About 1828 United States presidential election in brief
The 1828 United States presidential election was the 11th quadrennial presidential election. It featured a re-match of the 1824 election, as President John Quincy Adams of the National Republican Party faced Andrew Jackson of the Democratic Party. The election marked the rise of Jacksonian Democracy and the transition from the First Party System to the Second Party System. Historians debate the significance of the election, with many arguing that it marked the beginning of modern American politics by removing key barriers to voter participation and establishing a stable two-party system. The 1828 election marked a dramatic expansion of the electorate, with 9. 5% of Americans casting a vote for president, compared with 3. 4% in 1824. Adams was the second president to lose re-election, following his father, John Adams. Jackson became the first president whose home state was neither Massachusetts nor Virginia, while Adams became the second to lose the presidency after his father. The National Republicans were significantly less organized than the Democrats, and many party leaders did not embrace the new era of popular voting. The Democratic Party would remain largely aligned with the Democrats for the next few years, but ultimately broke with Jackson over the issue of states’ rights during his first term. No national convention was held or national nominating caucus was held for Adams, and he was re-nominated on the endorsement of his Secretary of the Treasury, Richard Pennsylvanian. The Republican Party would later become known as the National Republicans, and Adams would become the president of the United States from 1841 to 1864.
The Democrats would later became the National Democratic Party, and they would be the party of President Abraham Lincoln from 1864 to 1868. It was the first presidential election that both parties contested; it was also the first time their nominees contested a presidential election, and it was the start of Democratic dominance in federal politics. It also marked the end of the Federalist Party, which had been in power since 1824, and of the American System of Government, which was established in 1787. It is the only presidential election in which the winner was not chosen by the House of Representatives, as the election was deferred to the House in 1826. The winner was Andrew Jackson, who won a plurality of electoral votes and the popular vote in the election of 1824 but lost the contingent election that was held in the House. In the aftermath of the vote, Jackson’s supporters accused Adams and Henry Clay of having reached a \”corrupt bargain,\” in which Clay helped Adams win the contingent vote in return for the position of Secretary of State. After the 18 24 election, the Democratic-Republican Party fractured into the National GOP and Democratic Party during Adams’s presidency. Within months after the inauguration of Adams in 1825, the Tennessee legislature re- Nominated Jackson for president. In 1826, the Jacksonians bolstered their numbers in Congress in the 1826 Congressional elections, with Jackson ally Andrew Stevenson chosen as the new Speaker of theHouse of Representatives in 1827.