Westward Expansion and Regional Differenc16

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Westward Expansion and Regional Differences Nation, slavery grow in new frontier Personality and sectional allegiance played important roles in determining the outcome  of the election. Adams won the electoral votes from New England and most of New  York; Clay won Kentucky, Ohio, and Missouri; Jackson won the Southeast, Illinois,  Indiana, the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and New Jersey; and Crawford won  Virginia, Georgia, and Delaware. No candidate gained a majority in the Electoral  College, so, according to the provisions of the Constitution, the election was thrown into  the House of Representatives, where Clay was the most influential figure. He supported  Adams, who gained the presidency. During Adams's administration, new party alignments appeared. Adams's followers,  some of whom were former Federalists, took the name of "National Republicans" as  emblematic of their support of a federal government that would take a strong role in 
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