This page contains archived entries to be considered for timeline development.  We thank those who presented these ideas, and look forward to seeing thoughts based on the points of divergence and/or off-site time lines to which the entry refers.













  • December 1, 1824. Voting concluded in the presidential election that saw regional candidates of the Democratic-Republican party vie for electors to gain the office of sixth President of the United States of America. With four candidates, no one had received the necessary 131 electoral votes, throwing the election to the House of Representatives. Though William Crawford of Georgia had received 41 electoral votes, he withdraws from the running due to health concerns, asking his electors to vote for Andrew Jackson. Henry Clay, then becoming the third candidate being considered, attempts to win Crawford's supporters over to himself. Ultimately, though, Andrew Jackson holds on to win 13 states to become the sixth president of the United States.
Andrew Jackson would go on to serve two terms, having won a re-match against John Quincy Adams in 1828. Adams would lose to Henry Clay in 1832 and then serve in the US House of Representatives from 1833 to 1848 representing the state of Massachusetts. While in office he would be a very vocal opponent of slavery and slave trade.
President Henry Clay would be the first president since John Adams to fail to win a second term, losing in 1836 to Martin Van Buren by a large margin. However, he had formed a new party to replace the defunct Federalist party. First called the "National Republican" party, the Whig party was named in honor of the founding fathers who stood against tyranny. Clay considered Andrew Jackson as a "tyrant."