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United States elections, 1828

 

United States elections, 1828

The 1828 United States general election elected the members of the John Quincy Adams and opponents of Jackson). Political scientists such as V.O. Key, Jr. consider this election to be a realigning election, while political scientists such as James Reichley instead see the election as a continuation of the Democratic-Republican tradition.[1] Additionally, this election saw the Anti-Masonic Party win a small number of seats in the House, becoming the first third party to gain representation in Congress.

In a re-match of the 1824 Presidential election, Democratic General Andrew Jackson defeated incumbent National Republican President John Quincy Adams.[2] Adams was the first President to lose re-election since his father, John Adams, lost re-election in 1800.

In the House, Democrats won several seats, increasing their majority. The Anti-Masonic Party won a small number of seats, gaining representation in Congress for the first time.[3]

In the Senate, opponents of Jackson won minor gains, but Democrats retained control of the chamber.[4]

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References

  1. ^ Reichley, A. James (2000). The Life of the Parties (Paperback ed.). Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 8–12. 
  2. ^ "1828 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  3. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  4. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
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