Andrew Jackson lost the election of 1824 because, though he received a majority of the popular and electoral votes, his margin was not great enough for a win, and the constitution directed that the election had to be dec... More »

Andrew Jackson was unsuccessful in his campaign for president in the election of 1824, losing to John Quincy Adams. However, Jackson ran for president again in the election of 1828 and won. Jackson served two terms in of... More »

Andrew Jackson did not attend college. At the age of 13, he enlisted in the Continental Army, and in 1784, he decided to become a lawyer. After reading law for 3 years, he was admitted into the North Carolina bar in 1787... More »

As of 2014, a presidential candidate needs 270 electoral votes, a majority, in order to win. If none of the candidates win a majority of the electoral votes, the 12th amendment to the Constitution allows presidential ele... More »

Andrew Jackson was unsuccessful in his campaign for president in the election of 1824, losing to John Quincy Adams. However, Jackson ran for president again in the election of 1828 and won. Jackson served two terms in of... More »

Andrew Jackson won the election of 1828 partly because of a backlash following allegedly corrupt practices by his opponent in the 1824 election. Additionally, he chose a strong running mate in John C. Calhoun and managed... More »

The calculation of election results varies between different places and different types of elections, but in the United States, a tally of the number of electoral votes that each candidate receives determines the result ... More »