I got most back to 1960, and the first few, plus most that ran unsuccessfully for a 2nd term or had an unsuccessful 1st bid before they won. I also got Al Smith just on a complete guess, whoever that is, when I was typing in random common names.
Of course Clay's accomplishments didn't even come close to matching Adams' or Jefferson's or Roosevelt's, who all later won.
The first thing I noticed was that he died on March 4, the date of presidential inauguration until FDR's second term.
He was the youngest ever governor of Minnesota, but after 4 years of that job his political success evaporated.
He lived to 94, dying in 2001 and as noted tried for the presidency the last time at 85.
John Scopes monkey trial
Whether by popular vote or not, each State chose electors who would basically vote by party. This resulted in the Electoral College that year being made up of 73 Democratic-Republicans vs 65 Federalists.
The rules at the time (pre 12th Amendment) for choosing who was President vs Vice President from the winning party came down to the 2 votes that each Elector cast. Each Elector from the Federalist party that year cast one vote for Adams and all but one cast their second vote for Pinckney, the final vote going to John Jay. If the Federalists had won, this would have resulted in Adams as President with Pinckney as VP.
This caused a run-off election in the House of Representatives. Burr openly campaigned which was not done in those days. I believe it went to the 36th ballot before Jefferson finally won, largely because Alexander Hamilton convinced several of his Federalist colleagues to vote for Jefferson.
This caused some tension between Burr and Hamilton.
I'm sure you've heard this a bunch of times, but Jetpunk could really use a commenting system that allows you to be notified when someone responds to one of your comments. Not the ones that require you to be on Facebook or something else, but would be nice.
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