1822 United States elections

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1822 United States elections
Midterm elections
Incumbent presidentJames Monroe
(Democratic-Republican)
Next Congress18th
Senate elections
Overall controlDemocratic-Republican Hold
Seats contested16 of 48 seats[1]
Net seat changeFederalist -1[2]
House elections
Overall controlDemocratic-Republican Hold
Seats contestedAll 213 voting seats
Net seat changeDemocratic-Republican +34[2]

The 1822 United States elections occurred in the middle of Democratic-Republican President James Monroe's second term, and was the last election of the First Party System. Members of the 18th United States Congress were chosen in this election. The 1820 census added 26 seats to the House. Democratic-Republicans continued to dominate both chambers of Congress.[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.