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United States elections, 1836


United States elections, 1836

The 1836 United States general election elected the members of the 25th United States Congress. The election saw the emergence of the Whig Party, which succeeded the National Republican Party as the primary opposition to the Democratic Party. Democrats retained the Presidency and a majority in both houses of Congress.

In the Presidential election, the Whigs ran multiple candidates designed to deny the Democratic candidate a majority of the electoral vote. However, this plan failed, as Democratic Vice President Martin Van Buren defeated Whig candidates William Henry Harrison, Hugh Lawson White, Daniel Webster, and Willie Person Mangum.[1]

In the House, Whigs won moderate gains, but Democrats retained a solid majority in the chamber.[2]

In the Senate, Democrats picked up a large number of seats, boosting their majority.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "1836 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
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