In the election of 1824 there were four canidates. The first part of the election was the electoral college. The winner was Andrew Jackson, second place winner was John Quincy Adams. Following them was Crawford and Clay. However, because of the fact that none of the candidates had earned a majority of the electoral votes they had to have the house of repersentatives choose between the top two candidates, Jackson and Adams. Due to this a deal was struck between Clay and Adams to help Adams win.