United States elections, 1802

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Senate Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican

The 1802 United States elections occurred in the middle of Democratic-Republican President Thomas Jefferson's first term, during the First Party System. Members of the 8th United States Congress were chosen in this election. Democratic-Republicans picked up several seats in both chambers of Congress, solidifying their control over the House and Senate.

In the House, 36 seats were added following the 1800 census. Democratic-Republicans picked up a large number of seats, increasing their majority.[1]

In the Senate, Democratic-Republicans won major gains, increasing their previously-narrow majority.[2]

See also


  1. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
  2. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014. 
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