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Unformatted text preview: Rs become Whigs in 1832 and Republicans in
1852] and the rise of third parties. The creation of more elected offices on the local
level. An increase in popular campaigning processes. The end of the Caucus system [congressional
caucus chooses party nominees] in 1824. That
year, the caucus chose William Crawford of
Georgia as the DR candidate, but other DRs put
themselves forward in their regions as sectional
candidates – thus boycotting the caucus as
undemocratic and ending its role in nominating
candidates. The nominating convention was
developed in the 1830s.
- The creation of the Second Party System in 1834 also
*The Election of 1824 and J.Q. Adams’ Administration* 98 - The Presidential Election of 1824 was a four way one:
Andrew Jackson [West] vs. J.Q. Adams [NE] vs. Henry
Clay [Old Northwest] vs. William Crawford [South]. The
result was that, while Andrew Jackson led in both
electoral and popular votes, he was unable to obtain a
- The election was then thrown into the House of
Representatives, where each state would cast one vote
to select the President. Clay was dropped, as he was in
last place, Crawford had a stroke…so it was down to
Jackson and Adams. It was close, but all of a sudden,
Clay [Speaker of the House] decided to back Adams.
- Jackson supporters called Adams’ victory the “Corrupt
Bargain” b/c soon after the election Clay was chosen
Secretary of State in Adams’ administration and his
American System was supported.
- So, with that slight issue, the DR party split into the… National Republicans [J.Q. supporters] – the
NRs generally favored a more involved gov’t that
had an active role in numerous aspects of
peoples’ lives. Democrats [Jackson supporters] – the
Democrats had a wide range of views, but
basically they stuck to the Jefferson concept of an
agrarian society w/limited gov’t intervention and
feared the concentration of economic and political
power. They stressed the importance of individual
freedom and were against reform b/c it required a
more activist go...
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