1818 United States elections

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1818 United States elections
Midterm elections
Incumbent presidentJames Monroe
(Democratic-Republican)
Next Congress16th
Senate elections
Overall controlDemocratic-Republican Hold
Seats contested14 of 42 seats[1]
Net seat changeDemocratic-Republican +3[2]
House elections
Overall controlDemocratic-Republican Hold
Seats contestedAll 186 voting seats
Net seat changeDemocratic-Republican +15[2]

The 1818 United States elections occurred in the middle of Democratic-Republican President James Monroe's first term, during the First Party System and the Era of Good Feelings. Members of the 16th United States Congress were chosen in this election. During the 16th Congress, Alabama and Maine joined the union. Democratic-Republicans continued to dominate both chambers of Congress, and slightly increased their majority in both houses of Congress in this election.[3][4]

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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. ^ "Party Divisions of the House of Representatives". United States House of Representatives. Retrieved 25 June 2014.
  4. ^ "Party Division in the Senate, 1789-Present". United States Senate. Retrieved 25 June 2014.