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Presidential Election of 1824: A Resource Guide

After no candidate received a majority of electoral votes in the 1824 election, John Quincy Adams was elected president by the House of Representatives. This guide provides access to digital materials, links to external websites, and a print bibliography.


The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1824, including manuscripts, broadsides, political cartoons, books, and government documents. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1824 that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on the 1824 election and a selected bibliography.

1824 Presidential Election Results [1]

Political Party Presidential Nominee Electoral College Popular Vote
Democratic-Republican John Quincy Adams * 84 113,122
Democratic-Republican Andrew Jackson 99 151,271
Democratic-Republican William H. Crawford 41 40,856
Democratic-Republican Henry Clay 37 47,531

* No candidate received a majority of the Electoral College vote. John Quincy Adams was elected president by the House of Representatives on February 9, 1825.


1. Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010), 125, 215.