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United States elections, 1792

The 1792 United States general election elected the members of the faction opposed to those policies, although the Democratic-Republican Party and the Federalist Party were starting to emerge as distinct political parties in the First Party System. In this election, the Pro-Administration faction maintained control of the Presidency and of the Senate, but lost a majority in the House.

In the Presidential election, incumbent President [1]

In the House, 37 seats were added following the 1790 census. The anti-Administration faction picked up several seats, narrowly taking the majority from the pro-Administration faction.[2] However, Frederick Muhlenberg, who leaned closer to the pro-administration faction, was elected Speaker of the House.[3]

In the Senate, the anti-Administration faction picked up one seat, but the pro-Administration faction maintained a small majority.[4]

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References

  1. ^ "1792 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. ^ Jenkins, Jeffrey A.; Stewart, Charles Haines. Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government. p. 57-58. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
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