United States Senate elections, 1820

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The United States Senate election of 1820 was an election for the United States Senate which, corresponding with James Monroe's landslide re-election, had the Democratic-Republican Party gain seven seats, assuming almost complete control of the Senate.

As this election was prior to ratification of the seventeenth amendment, Senators were chosen by State legislatures.

Results[edit]

17th Congress (1821–1823)

  • Majority Party: Democratic-Republican (37)
  • Minority Party: Federalist (9)
  • Vacant: (2)
  • Total Seats: 48

Change in Senate composition[edit]

At the end of the 16th Congress
DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
F F F F F F DR DR DR DR
F F F
Beginning of the 17th Congress
DR V V
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
F DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
F F F
End of the 17th Congress
DR DR DR V
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR DR
F F F F
Key:
DR = Democratic-Republican
F = Federalist
Majority
divider

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