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United States elections, 1794

The 1794 United States general election occurred in the middle of President 4th United States Congress were chosen in this election. Tennessee was admitted as a state during the 4th Congress. The election took place at the beginning of the First Party System, with the Democratic-Republican Party and Federalist Party emerging as political parties, succeeding the anti-administration faction and the pro-administration faction.[1][2]

In the House, the Democratic-Republicans picked up a small number of seats, increasing their majority.[1] However, Federalist Jonathan Dayton was elected Speaker of the House, defeating Frederick Muhlenberg, who had a less clear partisan affiliation.[3]

In the Senate, the Federalists picked up a moderate number of seats, increasing their majority.[2]

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  1. ^ a b "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ Jenkins, Jeffrey A.; Stewart, Charles Haines. Fighting for the Speakership: The House and the Rise of Party Government. p. 59. Retrieved 30 June 2014. 
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