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John Quincy Adams and the Corrupt Bargain

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The Presidency of John Quincy Adams 1824-1828
The Corrupt Bargain










What was the Corrupt Bargain? 

The Democratic Republicans called the election the “corrupt bargain” There is no evidence that Adams and Clay did anything “corrupt” But Clay went with Adams mainly because Adams supported Clay’s American System




RESUME - Road to the White House

Son of 2nd President John  Adams

Ambassador/Minister to 4 different nations

Secretary of State under James Monroe – wrote the Monroe doctrine

Served as President 1824-28


1831 – was reelected to the house and served 17 years

1848 – suffered a stroke in Congress and died (they say his ghost still roams the capital)


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