Presentation on theme: "John Quincy Adams 1824-1828 Planting the seeds of a common revolution."— Presentation transcript:
John Quincy Adams Planting the seeds of a common revolution.
Democracy to most zDefining the period. z?z? zPolitical trends. zImpact of sectionalism. zDown with King Caucus
Election of 1824 zNationalism is being replaced by sectionalism. Mainly brought out by ????? zSectional candidates: Adams _________, Crawford __________, Clay and Jackson ________. zAll were Democratic-Republicans. zThe electorate voted along sectional lines.
Popular vote: Election of 1824
Popular and %
A corrupt bargain? zPlurality v. majority. zJackson led in both electoral votes and popular votes. z House of Representatives had to decide the winner between the top three. zA hint of scandal: Does Clay support Adams in return for the Secretary of States chair?
Impact zAdams wins, but bitter resentment is felt nationwide at the perceived injustice. Time for a new two-party system: zNational-Republicans, later called Whigs. Led by Clay, Adams, and later, Daniel Webster. zSupport: mainly from bankers, merchants, manufacturers, and large landowners.
New parties National Republicans Stance: zStrong federal government. zA national bank. zProtective tariff. zFavored the interests of business. Whos party does this resemble? _____????
Democrats zLed by Jackson and Martin Van Buren. Supported by: zsmall farmers, newly emerging businessmen, and city workers. (common folk) Stance: zGenerally opposed an all-powerful national government.
zUrged greater democracy. zClaimed to represent the common man.