Continuity or Change? Presidential Elections | BRIdge from the Past: Art Across U.S. History
In this episode, Mary and Josh analyze a political cartoon depicting the controversial 1824 presidential election in a unique way.
“A foot-race” (1824) shows a crowd cheering on candidates John Quincy Adams, William Crawford, Andrew Jackson,
and Henry Clay as they race toward a finish line. Which details stand out to you as meaningful,
and what do they convey about popular opinions on the election?