1824 – JOHN QUINCY ADAMS VS ANDREW JACKSON VS HENRY CLAY VS WILLIAM H. CRAWFORD

In the first two decades of the 1800s, the Democratic-Republicans out-president'ed the Federalists so bad, they didn't even exist anymore. In the Era of Good Feelings, everyone belonged to the same party. But as James Monroe’s second term was ending, it was clear that the good feelings wouldn't last forever. That brings us to the most exciting election yet!

1820 – JAMES MONROE VS NOBODY – THE ERA OF GOOD FEELINGS (OR WAS IT???)

James Monroe shares a distinction with George Washington as the only presidents to run for office unopposed. The Democratic-Republican Party was so dominant (and Americans were feeling so patriotic) that no one challenged Monroe for reelection. BUT there were some deep, deep divisions bubbling under the surface. Issues that are a footnote in this election made the Civil War inevitable, 40 years later.