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Win the 1828 U.S. Presidential Election

You are John Quincy Adams and it's election day in 1828 If you type a state's name, you get its electoral votes. You need 131 votes to beat the villainous Andrew Jackson!
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Last updated: November 8, 2022
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First submittedNovember 5, 2020
Times taken18,869
Average score47.5%
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State
5
Alabama
8
Connecticut
3
Delaware
9
Georgia
3
Illinois
5
Indiana
14
Kentucky
5
Louisiana
9
Maine
11
Maryland
15
Massachusetts
3
Mississippi
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State
3
Missouri
8
New Hampshire
8
New Jersey
36
New York
15
North Carolina
16
Ohio
28
Pennsylvania
4
Rhode Island
11
South Carolina
11
Tennessee
7
Vermont
24
Virginia
47 Comments
+5
Level 55
Nov 5, 2020
I think JQA should be the “Villian” Great Job!
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Level 52
Nov 6, 2020
Nope. John Quincy rules!
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Level 33
Nov 16, 2020
JQA was so unpopular his own vice president became Jackson's running mate in the next election. Jackson was essentially cheated out of the presidency because he had tied Crawford in electoral votes and won the popular vote (Adams came in third in both), yet the Speaker of the House Henry Clay struck a deal with Adams to make him president instead. Adams is clearly the villain.
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Level 20
May 21, 2024
Jackson didn't tie Crawford for electoral votes, he just didn't get a majority. Also, Adams was second in both the popular vote and the electoral vote. He was not behind Crawford in any sense. The contingent House election is right there in the Constitution and was inevitable in a four-way sectional race. Nothing illegal was ever found to be done in the "Corrupt Bargain". As the Speaker of the House, it was was well within Clay's rights and not unusual for him to influence his followers how to vote. This was no different than the sort of backdoor deals made in every nominating convention of the 19th century. Also, Jackson killed men in duels, ethnically cleansed the Cherokee by ignoring the Supreme Court, largely contributed to the Panic of 1837, and committed numerous war crimes throughout his life. Jackson is clearly the villain.
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Level 71
Nov 29, 2020
Yeah but then there's everything Andrew Jackson did AS President...
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Level 16
Jun 9, 2024
Like?
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Level 60
Jun 7, 2021
My school is named after Adams
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Level 69
May 5, 2023
And I suppose it has a tiger mascot?
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Level 37
Apr 27, 2021
Andrew Jackson killed a man. It even has it as an interesting fact. Plus, manifest destiny was a crime.
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Level 62
Nov 6, 2020
Would love to see this as a series!
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Level 68
Nov 6, 2020
Very interesting! 151 electoral votes.
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Level 66
Nov 10, 2020
How did I get two Pennsylvainias???
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Level 60
Nov 11, 2020
I'm not sure why I thought it was a good idea to go for Mississippi
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Level 12
Nov 11, 2020
164 votes lets goooo
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Level 55
Nov 14, 2020
Very Nice! I have never seen an SVG that had Missouri smaller than it is today.
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Level 57
Jan 8, 2021
Why did so many people do Maine?
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Level 66
Jan 13, 2021
I have a feeling that like me they start from the top on map quizzes. I did Maine too.
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Level 60
Oct 30, 2021
It's also only 5 letters.
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Level 66
Jan 13, 2021
Can you perhaps give 5 more seconds? Other than that good quiz.
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Level 51
Feb 9, 2021
185 electoral votes!
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Level 51
Feb 9, 2021
194!
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Level 51
Feb 9, 2021
202!
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Level 51
Feb 9, 2021
212! Beats 100% of test takers
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Level 51
Feb 10, 2021
217!!!!
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Level 75
Feb 10, 2021
Impressive! Our best is 203
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Level 51
Feb 11, 2021
Haha, I would've stopped at 202, but I saw that you once got 203 (by friend stats), so I continued so that I could get chorus: Beats 100% of the quiz takers!
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Level 51
Feb 11, 2021
224!
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Level 51
Mar 24, 2021
240!
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Level 55
Mar 24, 2021
Forgot the exclamation
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Level 51
Mar 24, 2021
Added!
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Level 60
Mar 24, 2021
I think the reason why the rating is so low relates to its difficulty. From my experiences, people tend to give a lower rating to quizzes which they do poorly on, however if the quiz has a good concept/map (i.e. IAB's subdivision quizzes), they'll still give a high rating. But I'm not 100% sure if it applies to this quiz, given the fact that GeoPhilia's 'save humanity' quizzes have high ratings.
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Level 75
Mar 24, 2021
Okay, thanks Pandora49
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Level 55
Mar 25, 2021
Generally, people give quizzes low rating because a) they do poorly on it or b) it has something they don't like, for example, Cyprus is in europers might give the Which continent is Cyprus in lower ratings.

I don't think that there is really anything you can do about it.

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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
I think the quiz would be better if you would use the Lime Green Party and the Perriwinkle Party instead of making it a partisan quiz. Also, seeing that you might want it featured some day, I think that might be a bit of a problem, because the Quizmaster doesn't approve of partisan content.
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Level 75
Mar 26, 2021
Missouri and Virginia are as they were at the time, and actually this map is an adaptation of the official U.S. map. I didn't think people would mind supporting politicians that were from so long ago, but I'll consider changing it to Lime Green and Periwinkle. Thanks for your answer.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
Oh no, I did not think that there was a mistake with your depiction of MO and VI, I meant, that if you were to use the jetpunk US map, you would have to change the states there, to represent the correct time, which on the current map, is displayed. My suggestions in the second comment were purely of aesthetic nature.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
I used the word "new", because QM only recently made it.
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Level 74
Mar 26, 2021
Another thought. Maybe you could use the new US map, where many borders are vertical lines, and therein remove the new states and fix Missouri and Virginia.
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Level 51
May 16, 2021
Only missed Mississippi, Alabama, and South Carolina.
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Level 60
Jun 7, 2021
Just made the cut with 131. Guess Jackson is only average. (The average score is 130, so on average, we all did as good as Jackson
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Level 51
Oct 15, 2021
Only missed Mississippi
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Level 75
Oct 21, 2021
I love the way this works out
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Level 71
Nov 8, 2022
its, not its'
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Level 75
Nov 8, 2022
Thanks
+1
Level 59
Feb 8, 2023
all 261!!
+1
Level 44
May 5, 2023
beat him
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Level 74
Nov 19, 2023
It's very interesting to me that Maine had more people than New Jersey in 1828