The House And A President
On February 9, 1825, the House met to elect a new President after one candidate failed to win a majority of the electoral college vote. The House also met 24 years before to also settle a presidential election, but this time, the process was much smoother thanks to the 12th Amendment.
After the Constitution was ratified in 1791 it had only been changed, or amended, twice. The 11th Amendment, ratified in 1795, cleared up a matter about lawsuits against states and sovereign immunity. The 12th Amendment, ratified in 1804, cleared up a mess created by the Founders in the matter of how presidential elections were held in the Electoral College. Read more.