United States elections, 1834

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The 1834 United States general election occurred in the middle of Democratic President Andrew Jackson's second term. Taking place during the Second Party System, elections were contested between Andrew Jackson's Democratic Party and opponents of Jackson. Members of the 24th United States Congress were chosen in this election. Arkansas and Michigan joined the union during the 24th Congress. Democrats retained the majority in the House, and won control of the Senate.

In the House, the anti-Jackson faction picked up some seats from the Anti-Masonic Party, but the Democrats retained a commanding majority.[1]

In the Senate, the Democrats picked up a moderate number of seats. The Democratic Party controlled half of the Senate seats, and controlled the majority with the aid of Democratic Vice President Martin Van Buren.[2]

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  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.