It is almost certain that Joe Biden will seek re-election as the president, and Donald Trump has already announced his intention to run for the White House once more. If both of these candidates are nominated, it will be the fifth time that two people have faced off for the presidency.
In 1828, the first rematch between John Adams and Andrew Jackson happened. In 1824, there were four major candidates: William Crawford, John Adams, Henry Clay, and Andrew Jackson. After the votes were counted, none of the four had a majority. The election was then determined by the House of Representatives. Clay and Adams made a deal that helped swing the House's votes to Adams.
After winning the popular vote, Jackson was incensed by the deal that was made between Clay and Adams. He and his supporters then charged that the two men had made a "Corrupt Bargain." In 1828, Jackson and Adams faced off against each other. The two men were accused of various charges, including bigamy and the alleged use of prostitutes by Adams when he was minster to Russia.
In 1892, two major candidates faced off against each other: Grover Cleveland and Benjamin Harrison. In 1888, Cleveland won the popular vote, but lost in the electoral college. In 1892, Harrison's margins were so narrow that he was almost certain to be the nominee of the Democrats, but he won the second round.
After his second term, Cleveland was not able to get re-elected due to the stock market crash in 1893. This led to voters blaming him for the economic depression. In 1896, the Democrats selected William Jennings Bryan as their candidate.
The Republicans chose William McKinley of Ohio as their candidate. The campaign was centered around the topic of the gold standard, which was allegedly the inspiration for the book "The Wizard of oz." While Jennings was the first major candidate to campaign across the country, McKinley stayed in Ohio.
In the next election, McKinley was chosen as the candidate of the Republicans, while Bryan was the candidate of the Democrats. After leading the Spanish-American War and recovering from the economic depression, McKinley was able to easily win another term.
In 1956, Dwight Eisenhower faced off against Adlai Stevenson. In 1952, Eisenhower easily defeated Stevenson, and in 1956, he was able to win the election with the help of 41 states and 457 electoral votes.
In each of the four presidential elections, the challenger won twice, while the incumbent won. There is no way to predict the outcome of these elections, as each state has its own unique special circumstances. We do know that the next presidential election between Donald Trump and Joe Biden will be very bitter. Although history tends to repeat itself, the only thing we can predict is the outcome of the election.
The preceding is a summary of an article that originally appeared on DAILY CALLER.