By Donald Ratcliffe

The election of 1824 is often considered as a mildly fascinating contest related to numerous colourful personalities—John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay, John C. Calhoun, and William H. Crawford—that confirmed outdated Hickory because the people's selection and but, via "bargain and corruption," disadvantaged him of the presidency. In The One-Party Presidential Contest, Donald Ratcliffe finds that Jackson was once no longer the most well-liked candidate and the corrupt bargaining was once a fantasy. The election observed the ultimate disruption of either the dominant Democratic Republican get together and the death Federalist celebration, and the construction of latest political formations that might slowly evolve into the Democratic and nationwide Republicans (later Whig) Parties—thus bringing approximately arguably the best voter realignment in US history.

Bringing to undergo over 35 years of study, Ratcliffe describes how unswerving Democratic Republicans attempted to regulate the election yet failed, as 5 in their occasion colleagues persevered in competing, in novel methods, until eventually the competition needed to be determined in the home of Representatives. at the beginning a fight among personalities, the election developed right into a struggle to regulate destiny coverage, with huge results for destiny presidential politics. The One-Party Presidential Contest bargains a nuanced account of the complaints, person who balances the undisciplined clash of private targets with the problems, rules, and prejudices that swirled round the election. during this e-book we essentially see, possibly for the 1st time, how the election of 1824 published fracture traces in the younger republic—and created others that might eternally switch the process American politics.

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