1804 United States elections

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1804 United States elections
Presidential election year
Incumbent presidentThomas Jefferson
Next Congress9th
Presidential election
Partisan controlDemocratic-Republican Hold
Electoral vote
Thomas Jefferson (DR)162
Charles C. Pinckney (F)14
1804 presidential election results. Green denotes states won by Jefferson, burnt orange denotes states won by Pinckney. Numbers indicate the number of electoral votes allotted to each state.
Senate elections
Overall controlDemocratic-Republican Hold
Seats contested11 of 34 seats[1]
Net seat changeDemocratic-Republican +2[2]
House elections
Overall controlDemocratic-Republican Hold
Seats contestedAll 142 voting members
Net seat changeDemocratic-Republican +11[2]

The 1804 United States elections elected the members of the 9th United States Congress. The election took place during the First Party System. The Democratic-Republican Party continued its control of the Presidency and both houses of Congress.

In the Presidential election, incumbent Democratic-Republican President Thomas Jefferson easily defeated Federalist former Governor Charles Pinckney of South Carolina.[3] As the Twelfth Amendment had been ratified in 1804, this was the first election in which electors separately selected a president and a vice president.

In the House, Democratic-Republicans won moderate gains, boosting their already-dominant majority.[4]

In the Senate, Democratic-Republicans made small gains, improving on their commanding majority.[5]

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  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. ^ "1804 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.