On February 9, 1825, the voting in the House began. Adams held twelve states, Jackson had seven and Crawford held four. Crawford positioned himself as the swing candidate, and New York held firm as the swing state. Adams won the election on the first ballot, though, when a single delegate in New York switched to Adams.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
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