Andrew Jackson- Hero or Zero?
How did Jackson become President?
Before Jackson's presidency, he was a renowned war hero form the Battle of New Orleans. He ran for office in 1824 under that reputation, and went against John Quincy Adams, Henry Clay and William Crawford. He won the popular vote, and got most of the electoral vote over everyone else, however he did not get the majority, which by the 12th amendment made them go to the House of Representatives. When the House voted, he lost and John Quincy Adams won and appointed Henry Clay, The Speaker of the House of Representatives. People believe they was a bargain between the 2 and it became known as the "Corrupt Bargain".