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United States elections, 1820

The 1820 United States general election elected the members of the 17th United States Congress. The election took place during Era of Good Feelings and the First Party System. The Democratic-Republican Party controlled the Presidency and both houses of Congress, with the Federalist Party providing only limited opposition. Missouri joined the union during the 17th Congress.

In the Presidential election, incumbent George Washington as the only Presidential candidates without any serious opposition.

In the House, Federalists picked up a small number of seats, but Democratic-Republicans continued to dominate the chamber.[2]

In the Senate, Democratic-Republicans picked up a moderate number of seats, increasing their already-dominant majority.[3]

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References

  1. ^ "1820 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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