Presidential Contriversies

Timeline created by cshaw15
  • Jefferson & Burr

    Jefferson & Burr
    The election in 1800 went to the House of Representatives after a voting mix-up left Thomas Jefferson and his vice presidential running mate Aaron Burr with the same number of electoral votes. It took the House 36 ballots and six days to declare Jefferson the winner.
  • John Quincy-Adams & Henry Clay

    John Quincy-Adams & Henry Clay
    Despite losing the popular and electoral votes, John Quincy Adams became president. The election was known to some as the “Corrupt Bargain” after Adams named Henry Clay, the speaker of the House of Representatives—and the man who convinced Congress to elect Adams—to serve as secretary of state.
  • B. Hayes & Tilden

    B. Hayes & Tilden
    Rutherford B. Hayes and Samuel Tilden, governors of Ohio and New York, respectively. Although both parties accused each other of corruption during the campaign, it was after the votes had been cast that the shenanigans really started.
  • Clevland Vs. Harrison

    Clevland Vs. Harrison
    Grover Cleveland, who was running for a second term against Benjamin Harrison, had 93,000 more popular votes after the election in 1888. Though he lost in the Electoral College 233 to 168, according to Harper’s Weekly.