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The united states presidential election of 1824 was the tenth quadrennial presidential election held from tuesday october 26 to thursday december 2 1824in an election contested by four members of the democratic republican party no candidate won a majority of the electoral vote necessitating a contingent election in the house of representatives under the provisions of the twelfth . Historical events in 1824 see what famous scandalous and important events happened in 1824 or search by date or keyword. The 1824 presidential election marked the final collapse of the republican federalist political framework for the first time no candidate ran as a federalist while five significant candidates competed as democratic republicans clearly no party system functioned in 1824. The 1824 election was the first in which a large majority of electors were chosen by voters rather than by appointment by state legislatures calling what ensued a campaign might be an overstatement however because the candidates did not actively campaign on their own behalf rather