United States elections, 1864

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The 1864 United States general election elected the members of the 39th United States Congress. Nevada joined the union during the 39th Congress. This election took place during the Third Party System and the Civil War. Republicans kept control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress.

In the Presidential election, incumbent Republican Abraham Lincoln defeated Democratic General George B. McClellan.[1] Lincoln's win made him the first President to win re-election since Andrew Jackson, and the first two-term President unaffiliated with the Democratic-Republican Party or the Democratic Party since George Washington.

Republicans made major gains in the House, turning their plurality into a majority.[2]

In the Senate, Republicans gained several seats, and continued to hold a commanding majority.[3]

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  1. ^ "1864 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.