Focus Question What characteristics do people look for when choosing to vote for a particular candidate?
The Era of Good Feelings The Federalist Party Collapsed in 1816 – Could not win in national elections – Jeffersonian Republicans adopted many of their ideas – The time period was called the Era of Good Feelings Party loyalties now stressed personality
Election of 1824 Four-way race for President John Quincy Adams, Massachusetts, Secretary of State Andrew Jackson, Tennessee, War Hero Henry Clay, Kentucky, Speaker of the House William Crawford, Georgia, Secretary of the Treasury
Nation Divided on Sectional Lines POPULAR VOTEELECTORAL VOTE JACKSON153,54499 ADAMS108,74084 CLAY47,13637 CRAWFORD46,61841
The “Corrupt Bargain” The House of Representatives elected Adams president Henry Clay was appointed Secretary of State Jackson’s supporters began campaigning almost immediately
Adams Administration Proposed a national system – National university – Internal improvements – High protective tariff Served with difficulty – Lacked popular mandate – Jacksonians actively worked against him – “Chip off the old iceberg”