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1840 United States elections

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1840 United States elections
Presidential election year
Incumbent presidentMartin Van Buren (Democratic)
Next Congress27th
Presidential election
Partisan controlWhig Gain
Popular vote marginWhig +6.1%
Electoral vote
William Henry Harrison (W)234
Martin Van Buren (D)60
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1840 presidential election results. Blue denotes states won by Van Buren, buff denotes states won by Harrison. Numbers indicate the electoral votes won by each candidate.
Senate elections
Overall controlWhig Gain
Seats contested18 of 52 seats[1]
Net seat changeWhig +6[2]
House elections
Overall controlWhig Gain
Seats contestedAll 242 voting members
Net seat changeWhig +33[2]

The 1840 United States elections elected the members of the 27th United States Congress, taking place during the Second Party System. In the aftermath of the Panic of 1837, the Whigs become the fourth party in history to win control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress; the Whigs would never again accomplish this feat. The election also marked the first time since the 1834 elections that the Democratic Party did not control the Presidency and both chambers of Congress.

In the Presidential election, Whig General William Henry Harrison defeated Democratic President Martin Van Buren.[3] Harrison won by a margin of 5% in the popular vote, but dominated the electoral college. Harrison was nominated at the 1839 Whig National Convention, the first convention in Whig history. Harrison's victory made him the first President unaffiliated with the Democratic-Republican Party or the Democratic Party to win election since John Adams in 1796. Martin Van Buren's defeat made him the third President to fail to win re-election, following John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

In the House, Whigs won major gains, taking the majority.[4]

In the Senate, Whigs picked up several seats, taking the majority.[5]

See also

References

  1. ^ Not counting special elections.
  2. ^ a b Congressional seat gain figures only reflect the results of the regularly-scheduled elections, and do not take special elections into account.
  3. ^ "1840 Presidential Election". The American Presidency Project. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  5. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.


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