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United States elections, 1808

The 1808 United States general election elected the members of the 11th United States Congress. The election took place during the First Party System. The Democratic-Republican Party continued its control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress.

In the Presidential election, Democratic-Republican Secretary of State James Madison defeated Federalist Governor Charles Pinckney of North Carolina.[1]

In the House, Federalists won moderate gains, but Democratic-Republicans continued to dominate the chamber.[2]

In the Senate, Federalists picked up one seat, but Democratic-Republicans retained a dominant majority.[3]

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References

  1. ^ "1808 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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