United States Election Results

1789

1789

1789 Election: First Amendment: No Government Religion
Delaware (1) Pennsylvania (2) New Jersey (3) and Georgia (4) Connecticut (5) Massachusetts (6) Maryland (7) South Carolina (8) New Hampshire (9) Virginia (10) New York (11) North Carolina (12) and Rhode Island (13) Constitute a Union
Vice President John Adams

1792

1792

1792 Election: Militia Act of 1792
Kentucky (14) and Vermont (15) Join the Union
Vice President John Adams

1796

1796

1796 Election: Whiskey Rebellion
Tennessee (16) Joins the Union
Vice President Thomas Jefferson

1800

1800

1800 Election: Relations with la France
Federal Capital moved from Philadelphia to Washington, DC
Controversy over electoral tie vote leads to passage of
12th Amendment
Vice President Aaron Burr

1804

1804

1804 Election: Louisiana Purchase from Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte
Ohio (17) Joins the Union
Electors cast one vote each for President & Vice-President
Vice President George Clinton

1808

1808

1808 Election: Embargo Act
Vice President George Clinton

1812

1812

1812 Election: War of 1812 US vs British Empire
Napoléon Invades Russia
Louisiana (18) Joins the Union
Vice President Elbridge Gerry

1816

1816

1816 Election: War of 1812
Battle of Waterloo
British Confine Napoléon on Saint Helena
Indiana (19) Joins the Union
Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins

1820

1820

1820 Election: Slavery (Missouri Compromise)
1 Billion Human Population
Mississippi (20) Illinois (21) Alabama (22) Maine (23) and Missouri (24) Join the Union
Vice President Daniel D. Tompkins

1824

1824

1824 Election: Monroe Doctrine
Freed Slaves from US Begin to Settle in Liberia
Adams (son of 2nd President) elected by vote of House of Representatives
Vice President John C. Calhoun

1828

1828

1828 Election: Tariffs
American Colony of Liberia
Vice President John C. Calhoun

1832

1832

1832 Election: Indian Removal Act
Vice President Martin Van Buren

1836

1836

1836 Election: Rights of the States
Arkansas (25) and Michigan (26) Join the Union
Vice President Richard Mentor Johnson

1840

1840

1840 Election: Panic of 1837
Harrison dies on 4 Apr 1841 so John Tyler becomes President
Vice President John Tyler

1844

1844

1844 Election: Texas Annexation
Vice President George M. Dallas

1848

1848

1848 Election: Slavery
War with Mexico
Liberians name capital Monrovia after colonization supporter US Pres. James Monroe
Flag of Liberia based on US Flag
Florida (27) Texas (28) Iowa (29) Wisconsin (30) Join the Union
Taylor dies on 9 Jul 1850 so Millard Fillmore becomes President
Vice President Millard Fillmore

1852

1852

1852 Election: Fugitive Slave Act
California (31) Joins the Union
Final Presidential election with a candidate of the Whig party
Vice President William R. King

1856

1856

1856 Election: Slavery
John C. Fremont is first candidate of new Republican Party, organized largely around opposition to slavery
Vice President John C. Breckinridge

1860

1860

1860 Election: Slavery
Secession
Minnesota (32) and Oregon (33) Join the Union
Lincoln received only about 40% of the popular vote in a divided nation on the brink of Civil War
Vice President Hannibal Hamlin

1864

1864

1864 Election: Civil War
Metric Act of 1866
Thirteenth Amendment: Abolition of Slavery
Kansas (34) West Virginia (35) and Nevada (36) Join the Union
Southern states of Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, Virginia, Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Florida do not participate due to secession
Lincoln dies from bullet of assassin on 15 Apr 1865 so Andrew Johnson becomes President
Vice President Andrew Johnson

1868

1868

1868 Election: Reconstruction
Impeachment
Fifteenth Amendment: Male Former Slaves Right to Vote
Nebraska (37) Joins the Union
Southern states of Texas, Mississippi and Virginia do not participate due to secession
Vice President Schuyler Colfax

1872

1872

1872 Election: Election: Corruption in Federal Government
Southern states of Arkansas and Louisiana do not participate due to secession
Vice President Henry Wilson

1876

1876

1876 Election: Telephone Invented
Corruption
Financial Panic of 1873
Colorado (38) Joins the Union
One of most controversial elections ever; Electoral Commission awards it to Hayes
One of only 5 elections (1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, 2016) where the popular vote winner is defeated
Vice President William A. Wheeler

1880

1880

1880 Election: Tariffs
End of Reconstruction
Garfield dies from bullet of assassin on 19 Sep 1881 so Chester A. Arthur becomes President
Vice President Chester A. Arthur

1884

1884

1884 Election: Personal Ethics of the Candidates
Vice President Thomas A. Hendricks

1888

1888

1888 Election: Free Trade vs. Protectionism
One of only 5 elections (1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, 2016) where the popular vote winner is defeated
Vice President Levi P. Morton

1892

1892

1892 Election: Farming Issues
Homestead Steel Strike
North Dakota (39) South Dakota (40) Montana (41) Washington (42) Idaho (43) and Wyoming (44) Join the Union
Vice President Adlai Stevenson

1896

1896

1896 Election: Monetary System
Financial Panic of 1893
Utah (45) Joins the Union
Vice President Garret Hobart

1900

1900

1900 Election: Spanish-American War
Puerto Rico Ceded to United States
McKinley dies from bullet of assassin on 14 Sep 1901 so Theodore Roosevelt becomes President
Vice President Theodore Roosevelt

1904

1904

1904 Election: Gold Standard
Panama Canal
Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks

1908

1908

1908 Election: Bank Panic of 1907
Oklahoma (46) Joins the Union
Vice President James S. Sherman

1912

1912

1912 Election: Sixteenth Amendment: Federal Income Tax
New Mexico (47) and Arizona (48) Join the Union
Only 8 Electoral Votes for Taft – fewest ever for an incumbent
Vice President Thomas R. Marshall

1916

1916

1916 Election: World War I – United States Neutrality
Puerto Ricans Granted United States Citizenship in 1917
Vice President Thomas R. Marshall

1920

1920

1920 Election: League of Nations / Prohibition
Nineteenth Amendment: Women’s Right to Vote
Eighteenth Amendment: Prohibit Alcohol
Harding first to receive more than ten million popular votes
Harding dies on 2 Aug 1923 so Calvin Coolidge becomes President
Vice President Calvin Coolidge

1924

1924

1924 Election: Good Economy
Corruption (Teapot Dome Scandal)
Third party candidate Robert M. LaFollette wins his home state of Wisconsin
Vice President Charles G. Dawes

1928

1928

1928 Election: Good Economy
Prohibition
2 Billion Human Population in 1930
Vice President Charles Curtis

1932

1932

1932 Election: Great Depression
Prohibition
Roosevelt is a distant cousin of 26th President Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President John Nance Garner

1936

1936

1936 Election: Repeal of Prohibition
Great Depression
New Deal
Twentieth Amendment: Inauguration day moves from 4 Mar to 20 Jan
Twenty-First Amendment Repeals Eighteenth Amendment
Roosevelt is a distant cousin of 26th President Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President John Nance Garner

1940

1940

1940 Election: United States Neutrality in European Conflict
Roosevelt becomes first (and only) President elected for a third consecutive term
Roosevelt is a distant cousin of 26th President Theodore Roosevelt
Vice President Henry A. Wallace

1944

1944

1944 Election: World War II
Roosevelt becomes first (and only) President elected for a fourth consecutive term
Roosevelt dies on 12 Apr 1945 so Harry S. Truman becomes President
Vice President Harry S. Truman

1948

1948

1948 Election: Marshall Plan
Berlin Airlift
Twenty-Second Amendment: Limits Presidents to two elected terms
Vice President Alben W. Barkley

1952

1952

1952 Election: Korean War
Communism
Vice President Richard Nixon

1956

1956

1956 Election: Communism
USSR
McCarty Hearings
Hungary
Suez Canal
Segregation
Vice President Richard Nixon

1960

1960

1960 Election: Soviet Union Luna 2 First Reach to Moon Surface
The Metric System becomes the International System
Sputnik
Space Technology
3 Billion Human Population
Alaska (49) and Hawaii (50) Join the Union
Kennedy dies from bullet of assassin on 22 Nov 1963 so Lyndon B. Johnson becomes President
Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson

1964

1964

1964 Election: Civil Rights
Vietnam War
Good Economy
Number of Electors reaches 538 and remains there for decades
Twenty-Third Amendment: Washington DC gains electoral representation
Vice President Hubert Humphrey

1968

1968

1968 Election: Assassinations (Robert Kennedy, Dr. Martin Luther King)
Vietnam War
Civil Rights
Apollo 11 First Manned Moon Landing
Vice President Spiro Agnew

1972

1972

1972 Election: Vietnam War
International Relations
Detente with USSR
Visit to China
Watergate
Twenty-Sixth Amendment: Minimum Voting Age 18
California replaces New York with most electoral votes (1970 Census)
Nixon resigns on 9 Aug 1974 so Gerald R. Ford becomes President
Vice President Gerald Ford

1976

1976

1976 Election: 4 Billion Human Population in 1974
United States Metric Conversion Act of 1975
Vice President Walter Mondale

1980

1980

1980 Election: Iran Hostage Crisis
USSR Invasion of Afghanistan
Summer Olympics Boycott
Inflation
Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush

1984

1984

1984 Election: Recession
Defense Spending
Democrat running mate Geraldine A. Ferraro is first woman on a major party Presidential ticket
Vice President George Herbert Walker Bush

1988

1988

1988 Election: 5 Billion Human Population in 1988
Stock Market Crash
Iran-Contra
Nuclear Treaty
Vice President Dan Quayle

1992

1992

1992 Election: Persian Gulf War
Fall of Berlin Wall
Breakup of Soviet Union
Recession
Independent candidate H. Ross Perot receives 19,741,065 votes – most ever for a third-party candidate, but no Electoral Votes
Vice President Al Gore

1996

1996

1996 Election: Good Economy
Waco Standoff
Oklahoma City Bombing
Reform Party candidate H. Ross Perot receives 7,866,284 votes, but no Electoral Votes
Vice President Al Gore

2000

2000

2000 Election: 6 Billion Human Population in 2000
Same-Sex Marriage in Netherlands in 2001
Dispute over close vote in Florida delays outcome of race
Green Party candidate Ralph Nader receives 2,882,728 votes, but no Electoral Votes
One of only 5 elections (1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, 2016) where the popular vote winner is defeated
Vice President Dick Cheney

2004

2004

2004 Election: Cheney and Bush Launch Iraq War under False Pretenses
Same-Sex Marriage in Belgium (2003) Massachusetts (2004) Canada, Spain (2005) and South Africa (2006)
Electoral Vote changes for 2004 are based on 2000 Census
Vice President Dick Cheney

2008

2008

2008 Election: First African-American wins Presidential Election in the United States
Obama receives more votes than any candidate in history
ObamaCare
Same-Sex Marriage in Several US States and District of Columbia
Vice President Joe Biden

2012

2012

2012 Election: 7 Billion Human Population in 2011
Arab Spring
Global Warming
Nuclear Iran
Electoral Vote changes for 2012 are based on 2010 Census
Vice President Joe Biden

2016

2016

Mendacious President
Health Care costs
Economic inequality
Terrorism
Foreign policy (Russia, Iran Syria, Brexit)
Gun control
Treatment of minorities
Immigration policy
Shifting media landscape
One of only 5 elections (1824, 1876, 1888, 2000, 2016) where the popular vote winner is defeated
Vice President Mike Pence

Split Term

Split Term

Split Term
Term 14 President Harrison Pneumonia President Tyler Not Elected
Term 16 President Taylor Milk President Fillmore Not Elected
Term 20 Civil War President Lincoln Bullet of Assassin President Andrew Johnson Not Elected
Term 24 President Garfield Bullet of Assassin President Arthur Not Elected
Term 29 President McKinley Bullet of Assassin President Theodore Roosevelt
Term 34 President Harding Stroke President Coolidge
Term 40 President Franklin D. Roosevelt Stroke President Truman
Term 44 President Kennedy Bullet of Assassin President Lyndon B. Johnson
Term 47 President Nixon Resignation President Ford Not Elected

Long Serving

Long Serving

Long Serving
Term 1 – 2 President Washington
Term 4 – 5 President Jefferson
Term 6 – 7 President Madison
Term 8 – 9 President Monroe
Term 11 – 12 President Jackson
Term 21 – 22 President Grant
Term 25 + 27 President Cleveland
Term 28 – 29 President McKinley Bullet of Assassin
Term 29 – 30 President Theodore Roosevelt
Term 32 – 33 President Wilson
Term 34 – 35 President Coolidge
Term 37 – 40 President Franklin D. Roosevelt Stroke
Term 40 – 41 President Truman
Term 42 – 43 President Eisenhower
Term 44 – 45 President Kennedy
Term 46 – 47 President Nixon Resignation
Term 49 – 50 President Reagan
Term 52 – 53 President Clinton
Term 54 – 55 President George W. Bush
Term 56 – 57 President Obama

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