United States elections, 1804

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Partisan control of Congress and the presidency
Previous party
Incoming party
President Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican
House Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican
Senate Democratic-Republican Democratic-Republican

The 1804 United States elections elected the members of the 9th United States Congress. The election took place during the First Party System. The Democratic-Republican Party continued its control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress.

In the Presidential election, incumbent Democratic-Republican President Thomas Jefferson easily defeated Federalist former Governor Charles Pinckney of South Carolina.[1] As the Twelfth Amendment had been ratified in 1804, this was the first election in which electors separately selected a president and a vice president.

In the House, Democratic-Republicans won moderate gains, boosting their already-dominant majority.[2]

In the Senate, Democratic-Republicans made small gains, improving on their commanding majority.[3]

See also


  1. ^ "1804 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.
Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=United_States_elections,_1804&oldid=826030946"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_elections,_1804
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "United States elections, 1804"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA