United States elections, 1868

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The 1868 United States general election was held on November 3, electing the members of the 41st United States Congress. In the Presidential election, Republican General Ulysses S. Grant defeated Democratic former Governor Horatio Seymour of New York.[1] After this election but before the next election, delegations from Texas, Virginia, Mississippi, and Georgia were readmitted to Congress.

Democrats gained several seats in the House, but Republicans continued to maintain a commanding majority.[2]

In the Senate, Republicans and Democrats both won seats, but Republicans maintained a huge majority in the chamber.[3]

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  1. ^ "1868 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.