Corrupt Bargain Research Paper

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The election of 1824 introduced to the history of the United States what would be called the "Corrupt Bargain". After none of the candidates had been elected, only three of the four candidates were going to have another chance to become president. When John Adams realized that he could not stand a chance against Andrew Jackson, he proposed to Henry Clay, who had been eliminated from the list, with an offer that Henry Clay could not resist. The plan was for Henry Clay to use his influence inside the house to support John Adams in becoming president. Adams would make Henry Clay secretary of state. Henry Clay knew that being secretary of state would eventually lead to becoming the president, so he could not resist the offer. With the help of Henry
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