Who won the presidential election of 1824?
john quincy adams
John Quincy Adams eventually won the 1824 election, but Jackson won the popular vote. The election was actually decided in 1825 by the House of Representatives because nobody got a majority of the electoral votes. The 1824 election was the first time in US history that no candidate won the majority of the electoral vote. Therefore in Feb of 1825 the legislature voted and John Quincy Adams was elected President.
One reason the presidential election of 1824 was unusual was because all of the people running were from the same party. Another thing that was unusual was that the results had to be decided by the House of Representatives because none of the candidates had won the majority of the electoral college.