Retrospective US Presidential Election: 1824

Discussion in 'Alternate History Books and Media' started by Nerdlinger, Mar 11, 2012.

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Vote in the 1824 Retrospective US Presidential Election!

Poll closed Mar 18, 2012.
  1. John Quincy Adams (Democratic-Republican)

    43.6%
  2. Henry Clay (Democratic-Republican)

    34.2%
  3. William Crawford (Democratic-Republican)

    1.7%
  4. Andrew Jackson (Democratic-Republican)

    20.5%
  1. Nerdlinger All-around smartass

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    I plan to run through every US presidential election, two per week. The 28 elections from 1789-1896 will be run simultaneously with the 28 elections from 1900-2008. Be sure to vote in each election!

    For 1789-1800, I will include in the poll everyone who received at least 5% of the electoral vote. From 1804-2008, I will include everyone who received at least 0.05% of the popular vote. Results for each election will be posted on the dedicated Retrospective US Presidential Election Results Thread (here) and compared to the actual results. The thread for general project discussion is here.

    Here's the link to the 1936 election.
     
  2. TNF Well-Known Member

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    I have to vote for my fellow Kentuckian and economic (as well as political) nationalist, Henry Clay. Three cheers for the death of the Democratic-Republican Party!
     
  3. Enigmajones Ours Is The Fury

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    Lets Go Jackson!
     
  4. Tsao Banned

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    Yeah! OTL president for the win!
     
  5. Plumber Manifest Destiny inspired Lebensraum

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    John Quincy Adams. Clay will get his turn later on.
     
  6. Cuāuhtemōc Instagram Fiend Banned

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    I vote for Henry Clay. Adams can have his chance later.
     
  7. Dean501 Go Yankees

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    It's close between Clay and Adams... But I voted for Clay. Both of them are progressive abolitionists but I think Clay is just a little better of a leader.
     
  8. Hierophant The Unyielding

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    Clay is definately on my list of shoulda been POTUS.
     
  9. Cuāuhtemōc Instagram Fiend Banned

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    Seven people hate Native Americans clearly.
     
  10. mowque Banned

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    I wonder if Jackson will rally. I figured he'd do better.
     
  11. Thande Christ RISES! Donor

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    Genocide is apparently quite unpopular on AH.com.
     
  12. Plumber Manifest Destiny inspired Lebensraum

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    He should plea bargain down to a charge of ethnic cleansing.
     
  14. QuoProQuid Well-Known Member

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    I would find it wonderful if Adams and Clay tied and Jackson was forced to act as a kingmaker.
     
  15. stefanbl Banned

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    Weird that.
     
  16. Hierophant The Unyielding

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    I think in that case Jackson would instruct his electors to vote for Adams. If there enough Jackson electors who vote for Adams that he can win the college, it wouldnt get thrown to the House, of which Clay is Speaker.
     
  17. Turquoise Blue Blossoming Tibby!

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    John Quincy Adams!
     
  18. Evan Life, Liberty, and Pursuit of Happiness!

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    Adams! Adams! Down with slavery; up with the best Representative in the whole house! Up with the only candidate in the election who didn't work for colonization, and not only said he favored abolition, but even worked for abolition and didn't own a single slave!

    Oh - and he was great at foreign policy, too!
     
  19. Makemakean Linguistic Neoliberal

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    In retrospect I'd like to retract my vote. The expansionism of Jackson seems a little... uncomfortable with me. Seeing I also have the benefit of knowing what that expansionism led to, I feel particularly uncomfortable. John Quincy Adams may have been protectionistically inclined, but he appears far more moderate on the whole expansion issue, and even I will at times admit that there are issues more important than free trade.

    (so, if allowed to change my vote in the final tallying):
    One vote for Democratic-Republican John Quincy Adams!
     
  20. Trotsky Trotsky

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    I like Clay.