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The First Contested Election  

The election of 1824 between John Quincy Adams, Andrew Jackson, Henry Clay and William Crawford set the stage for presidential elections as it is known today.
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The elections of 1824 and 1824 were highly politicized and contested campaigns far removed from the era of good feelings. These campaigns set the stage for the second party system and the style of campaigning that is continued today.

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