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United States elections, 1796

The 1796 United States general election elected the members of the 5th United States Congress. The election took place during the beginning stages of the First Party System. The Federalist Party maintained control of the Presidency and the Senate, and won control of the House.

In the first Presidential election contested by either party, Federalist Vice President John Adams defeated Democratic-Republican former Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson.[1] As the election took place prior to the ratification of the 12th Amendment, Jefferson, who finished with the second most electoral votes, succeeded Adams as Vice President.

In the House, Federalists won moderate gains, taking control of the chamber.[2]

In the Senate, Federalists picked up one seat, maintaining a commanding majority in the chamber.[3]

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  1. ^ "1796 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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