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Year President's
Party
# winning seats Unified or Divided Government
1824 DR 58 U
1826 DR 61 D
1828 D 44 U
1830 D 53 U
1832 D 55 U
1834 D 54 U
1836 D 52 U
1838 D 54 U
1840 W 54 U
1842 W 45 D-h
1844 D 51 U
1846 D 53 D-h
1848 W 48 D
1850 W 45 D
1852 D 54 U
1854 D 80 D-h
1856 D 70 U
1858 D 69 D-h
1860 R 57 U
1862 R 63 U
1864 R 64 U
1866 D 59 U
1868 R 56 U
1870 R 53 U
1872 R 55 U
1874 R 53 D-h
1876 R 49 D-h
1878 R 45 D
1880 R 49 U
1882 R 43 D-h
1884 D 47 D-s
1886 D 44 D-s
1888 R 49 D-h
1890 R 45 D-h
1892 D 53 U
1894 D 45 D
1896 R 48 U
1898 R 46 U
1900 R 50 U
1902 R 48 U
1904 R 53 U
1906 R 49 U
1908 R 48 U
1910 R 46 D-h
1912 D 61 U
1914 D 57 U
1916 D 55 U
1918 D 54 D
1920 R 56 U
1922 R 47 U
1924 R 51 U
1926 R 51 U
1928 R 51 U
1930 R 46 D-h
1932 D 62 U
1934 D 64 U
1936 D 63 U
1938 D 60 U
1940 D 59 U
1942 D 57 U
1944 D 58 U
1946 D 54 D
1948 D 58 U
1950 D 57 U
1952 R 47 U
1954 R 42 D
1956 R 44 D
1958 R 38 D
1960 D 59 U
1962 D 55 U
1964 D 59 U
1966 D 52 U
1968 R 48 D
1970 R 44 D
1972 R 48 D
1974 R 42 D
1976 D 57 U
1978 D 54 U
1980 R 48 D-h
1982 R 47 D-h
1984 R 48 D-h
1986 R 45 D
1988 R 46 D
1990 R 44 D
1992 D 51 U
1994 D 49 D
1996 D 49 D


Source: Lyn Ragsdale, Vital Statistics on the Presidency (Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Press, 1998), 129-30.

D - Democratic Party
R - Republican Party
W - Whig Party
DR - Democratic-Republican Party
Dh - President's Opposition Controls House of Representatives
Ds - President's Opposition Controls the Senate

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