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1824 Presidential Election Interactive Map

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Jackson Adams Crawford Clay Undecided 3P

Split Votes

D-R D-R D-R D-R Total
DE /3
IL /3
LA /5
MD /11
NY /36

1824 Actual Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Andrew Jackson Democratic-Republican 99 153,544
John Quincy Adams Democratic-Republican 84 108,740
William H. Crawford Democratic-Republican 41 40,856
Henry Clay Democratic-Republican 37 47,531

1824 Election Facts

  • Delaware moves from 4 back to 3 votes; and has maintained that number to this day
  • No candidate received a majority of Electors, Adams elected by vote of House of Representatives
  • 1st election where popular vote retained for history; eventual winner Adams received only about 32%
  • Adams is the son of 2nd President, John Adams
  • Delaware electors split their vote: 2 for Crawford, 1 for Adams
  • Illinois: A district-based system was used, similar to ME/NE today. Although Adams won more votes statewide, Jackson won 2 districts, Adams 1.
  • Louisiana electors split their vote: 3 for Jackson, 2 for Adams
  • Maryland: A district-based system was used, similar to ME/NE today. Districts 3 and 4 voters each chose two electors. In all, Jackson won 7 electoral votes, Adams 3, Crawford 1.
  • New York electors split their vote: 26 for Adams, 5 for Crawford, 4 for Clay, 1 for Jackson
  • Issues of the Day: Monroe Doctrine
  • Only presidential election where the person receiving the most electoral votes did not win; also only election (since passage of 12th Amendment) where election decided by House of Representatives.