Even though Jackson lost the presidency despite winning the plurality of the popular and electoral v

Even though Jackson lost the presidency despite winning the plurality of the popular and electoral v

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Unformatted text preview: Even though Jackson lost the presidency despite winning the plurality of the popular and electoral vote, he took his loss in stride–until Adams announced Clay's appointment. Jackson exploded in rage labeling Clay the "Judas of the West" and railing against the "corrupt bargain" that had been struck. Jackson quickly set out to form an opposition party to the Adams administration. John C. Calhoun, the elected Vice President, threw his support to Jackson soon after the "corrupt bargain" was announced. The new coalition formed a Washington newspaper, the Telegraph, to further their cause. Jackson returned to Tennessee to prepare for the 1828 election. The Tennessee legislature nominated him for the Presidency again, and his campaign was off. Jackson resigned from the Senate and began working full-time to defeat Adams. Jackson established himself as a moderate on almost all subjects, from the tariff to...
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This note was uploaded on 12/27/2011 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Womer during the Fall '08 term at Texas State.

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