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The 1825 U.S. Presidential Election saw the lagest field of candidates since 1798.
The Democratic-Republicans held no congressional caucus that year and the candidates who ran were nominated by their state legislatures under various new political party banners.
Candidates for the presidency
- Henry Clay, Prime Minister from Kentucky
- Andrew Jackson, U.S. senator from Tennessee
- Samuel Smith, President of the U.S. Senate from Maryland
The candidacy of the 73-year old Samuel Smith was seen as a joke by most observers of the time. Therefore, Jackson and Clay were the leading candidates, Clay a national political veteran was seen as the front-runner, Jackson enjoyed the support of the common-man voters.
In spite of Smith pulling votes away from Jackson in many states, the 'Hero of New Orleans' was elected in a new sweap of popular voting.
|Presidential candidate||Party||Home state||Popular vote||Electoral vote||Running mate||Running mate's home state||Running mate's electoral vote|
|Andrew Jackson||Democrat||Tennessee||207,939 (46.0%)||161||John C. Calhoun||South Carolina||161|
|Henry Clay||Republican||Kentucky||278,863 (41.3%)||100||William Henry Harrison||Ohio||100|
|Samuel Smith||Democratic-Republican||Maryland||49,367 (11.4%)||20||William Smith||South Carolina||20|