1828 Presidential Election

The United States presidential election of 1828 featured a rematch between John Quincy Adams, now incumbent President, and Andrew Jackson. As incumbent Vice President John C. Calhoun had sided with the Jacksonians, the National Republicans led by Adams, chose Richard Rush as Adams' running mate.

Unlike the 1824 election, no other major candidates appeared in the race, allowing Jackson to consolidate a power base and easily win an electoral victory over Adams. The Democratic Party drew support from the existing supporters of Jackson and their coalition with the supporters of Crawford (the "Old Republicans") and Vice President Calhoun.

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1828 Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Votes Popular Votes
Andrew Jackson Democratic 178 647,286
John Quincy Adams (I) National Republican 83 508,064

1828 Election Facts

  • Maryland electors split their vote: 6 for Adams, 5 for Jackson; Jackson had won popular vote
  • New York electors split their vote: 20 for Jackson, 16 for Adams; Jackson had won popular vote
  • Adams won Maine; however one elector cast a vote for Jackson
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