Ch. 13 Rise of a Mass Democracy. 1824-1840. The “Corrupt Bargain” of 1824. Look at Pg. 274 in American Pageant Election of 1824Jackson failed to win a majority of the electoral votes Deadlock: House of Reps decides among top three candidates.
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“Posterity: you will never know how much it has cost my generation to preserve your freedom. I hope you will make good use of it.”
Southern States have a strong reaction…
“I've got big shoes to fill. This is my chance to do something. I have to seize the moment.”
-Routine of office thought to be simple
enough for any upstanding American
to learn quickly. Want to get rid of
aristocratic office holding class and bring
in new blood.
“Beware the wrath of a patient adversary.”
“The Government of the absolute majority instead of the Government of the people is but the Government of the strongest interests; and when not efficiently checked, it is the most tyrannical and oppressive that can be devised.”
wins by a
-backed by the Bank
-opposed the Masonic order