The Impact Of Modern Political On Modern Politics

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It is a common spectacle; every four years politicians scramble across the country in attempt to befriend the nation, while the televisions are beset by a myriad of political advertisements costing upwards of millions of dollars. But has anyone considered how the modern political race has developed from founding of our democracy? It may be weird to consider, but political races were very different then they are now. Then where does our modern democracy trace its origin? The birth of our modern democracy could be traced to the election of 1828, which would forever shape our modern election scheme while Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States, would empower the office of the President of the United States. The election of 1824 will forever go down in American history as the Corrupt Bargain. The candidates were Secretary of the Treasury William Crawford, Speaker of the House Henry Claw, Secretary of State John Quincy Adams, and General Andrew Jackson (Remini 146). None of the candidates received a majority of the electoral votes needed to become the President, therefore the House of Representatives would be able to vote on the candidates; since the top three candidates are chosen from, Clay was out of the running; however, the main competition would be between Jackson and Adams. The House, under Clay, elected Adams as the next President; Adams promptly appointed Clay as Secretary of State, which started speculations amongst the population. An old friend of
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