The 1822 U.S. Presidential Election saw the first vice president since John Adams to be elected president.
Democratic-Republican party nomination
- John Quincy Adams, Vice President of the United States from Massachusetts
- James Barbour, President of the U.S. Senate from Virginia
- William Lowndes, U.S. Secretary of the Treasury from South Carolina
- Nathaniel Macon, U.S. senator from North Carolina
Adams was the front-runner from the start of the race and overcame Lowndes (his strongest challanger) on the first ballot. Macon was nominated for VP.
1822 Democratic-Republican Caucus
|Presidential ballot||1||Vice-presidential ballot||1|
|John Quincy Adams||42||Nathaniel Macon||43|
|William Lowndes||23||Andrew Jackson||27|
|James Barbour||9||James Barbour||10|
Adams was the front-runner in the north-east and the mid-atlantic while Calhoun was popular in the south and the west. In the end Adams won in the most contested race since 1801.
|Presidential candidate||Party||Home state||Popular vote||Electoral vote||Running mate||Running mate's home state||Running mate's electoral vote|
|John Quincy Adams||Democratic-Republican||Massachusetts||189,789 (50.6%)||150||Nathaniel Macon||North Carolina||150|
|John Caldwell Calhoun||Democratic-Republican||South Carolina||176,341 (46.8%)||131||Nathan Sanford||New York||131|