Monday, March 14, 2016

So let's consider a past Presidential election 1824

2016 has become one of the oddest elections in my lifetime. Yeah I know this was written here before and it is my own personal belief. My hope if that "the Donald" isn't able to clinch the nomination but what happens if he's successful on the Republican side. To be honest, I'm not very happy with the alternatives on the Democratic side.

All the same our history lesson comes to us for the year 1824 via Politico. This was one of few times in American history where an election had become disputed because no candidate got a majority of all the electoral votes. At this point the House of Representatives threw the election not to the man America apparently wanted - Andrew Jackson. They threw the election as a result of a backroom deal to John Quincy Adams.

Jackson became President four years later defeating incumbent President John Quincy Adams. President Jackson is also the man you see on the $20 bill. President Adams unfortunately well has the distinction of being a one-termer.

Via Newsalert!

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