Sunday, October 3, 2010

"corrupt bargain"

It was said that John Q. Adams, in order to become president, had bribed Henry Clay with the office of secretary of state – one of the most coveted positions – in order to receive Clay's support/endorsement in the House of Representatives.  Jacksonians were outraged when they heard this and called it the corrupt bargain.
(There has been no evidence found to say whether or not this actually occurred)

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