Election of 1824
"Analyzing the Election through Graphs"
The important players in this election...
Favorite son of Kentucky and parts of the West.
Favorite son of portions of the East Coast.
Favorite son of the South and portions of the West.
Your instructions for this assignment (you can click on the orange boxes below to access the links).
There are two parts to this assignment. You will need to create a graph for submission and then answers questions based on your analysis of the graph that you created.
- Read the narrative about this important election. Click on the link: http://goo.gl/qvF9h7 to access this information.
- Click on this link to access the "Historical Election Results." http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/ (You are free to read more about the Electoral College here if you would like).
- Click on this title, "1789 to 2012 Electoral College Box Scores" to access the results of the Election of 1828: http://www.archives.gov/federal-register/electoral-college/votes/index.html
- Open a Google Doc and title it "Election of 1824" and share the document with your instructor. Answer the following questions that are below the orange box links.
Click on this link to access the information. You are free to read more if you would like.
Click on the this link to access the results of the Election of 1828
Open a Google Document
- What do you notice about the results in the row titled "Electoral Vote?"
- What do you notice about the results in the row titled "Popular Vote?"
- What does the Constitution say will happen if no candidate for President receives a majority of electoral votes?
- Why did Jackson not become President-elect after receiving the most electoral votes?
- Why was Henry Clay so influential in the election?
- What is the purpose of the Electoral College? Do you think the President and Vice President should be chosen entirely by popular instead of electoral votes? Why or why not?
- If you were Andrew Jackson, how would this make you feel if you were to decide to run for office again?
- Briefly, look at the Election of 1828...does your prediction match up with what occurred in the next election? Why or why not?
See what is to come...
Go back to this link and scroll to the bottom of the page and read the "Extension."