In the fall of 1824

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In the fall of 1824, Jackson decisively won a plurality of the election, with his 152,901  votes topping Adams's 114,023, Clay's 47,217, and Crawford's 46,979. None of the  candidates, however, won a majority in the Electoral College–Jackson earned ninety- nine votes, Adams eighty-four, Crawford forty-one, Clay thirty-seven–and the election  was thrown into the House of Representatives as the Twelfth Amendment dictates. In  this scenario, each state delegation received one vote and the winner had to receive a  majority of thirteen states. Clay, as the fourth candidate, was eliminated. A frantic behind-the-scenes battle for the Presidency began. Every candidate and his  supporters buttonholed members of Congress and crusaded in the press to win the  election. To receive Clay's support, Adams secretly promised Clay a position as  Secretary of State. Jackson tried making similar deals with Crawford, and Clay's 
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