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United States elections, 1888

The 1888 United States general election occurred during the Third Party System, and elected the members of the 51st United States Congress. North Dakota, South Dakota, Montana, Washington, Idaho, and Wyoming were admitted during the 51st Congress. This election was the first time that one party had won a majority in both chambers of Congress since the 1874 elections.[1][2]

In the Presidential election, Democratic President Grover Cleveland was defeated by Republican former Senator Benjamin Harrison of Indiana.[3]

Republicans won major gains in the House, re-taking the majority for the first time since the 1882 elections.[1]

In the Senate, the Republicans won major gains, growing their majority in the chamber.[2]

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References

  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. ^ "1888 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
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