Popular Preferences in the Presidential Election of 1824

  title={Popular Preferences in the Presidential Election of 1824},
  author={Donald J. Ratcliffe},
  journal={Journal of the Early Republic},
  pages={45 - 77}
  • D. Ratcliffe
  • Published 28 January 2014
  • Political Science, History
  • Journal of the Early Republic
Traditionally Andrew Jackson has been regarded as the people’s choice in the 1824 presidential election who was cheated by insider dealing in the House election. This article tests that view by a careful examination of the election data discovered by Philip Lampi and now available electronically. That evidence shows that the old conflict between Federalists and Democratic Republicans had not died away in local politics but continued to affect political preferences, even though the Federalist… 
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