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The presidential election of 1796 of John Adams would become an anomaly in American history in that for the first and only time:

A

The president was chosen by the House of Representatives.

B

No single candidate won a clear majority of the electoral votes.

C

The vice president won election to the presidency.

D

There was only one candidate for the presidency.

E

A member of the other major political party finished second and became vice president.

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