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United States elections, 1800

The 1800 United States general election elected the members of the 7th United States Congress. The election took place during the First Party System, and is generally considered the first realigning election in American history.[1] The Democratic-Republican Party won control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress for the first time. Conversely, the Federalist Party would never again control the Presidency or either house of Congress. Ohio was admitted as a state during the 7th Congress.

In the Presidential election, Democratic-Republican Vice President Thomas Jefferson became the first Democratic-Republican President, defeating incumbent Federalist President John Adams.[2] Jefferson tied his own running mate, former Senator Aaron Burr of New York, in electoral votes, necessitating a contingent election in the House that Jefferson won. This election resulted in the passage of the 12th Amendment.

In the House, Democratic-Republicans won major gains, taking control of the chamber.[3]

In the Senate, Democratic-Republicans picked up several seats, taking control of the chamber for the first time in the party's history.[4]

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References

  1. ^ Reichley, A. James (2000). The Life of the Parties (Paperback ed.). Rowman & Littlefield. pp. 8–12. 
  2. ^ "1800 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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