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ⓘ 1916 United States House of Representatives elections




1916 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming
                                     

ⓘ 1916 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming

Elections to the United States House of Representatives in 1916 were held for members of the 65th Congress, coinciding with the re-election of President Woodrow Wilson.

Wilson eked out a narrow re-election, but his Democratic party lost seats in the Republican party. Wilsons hybrid approach, which is introduced a progressive element in the democratic policy was unacceptable to a large part of the population. International relations are also important in traditionally non-interference of the United States, as voters tried to determine which party would be best to keep people from entering the Great war.

In fact, Republicans won a majority of seats in the elections of 1916. Even so, when the 65th Congress convened in April of 1917, the Democrats narrowly retained control of the chamber, forming an Alliance with third-party progressive and socialist elements. Not the 34th Congress, 1855-57, the party that won the majority of seats was not part of the ruling power. This Congress is the latest example of the type of coalition holding power in the house, and no one party winning a majority of seats.

Gannett Rankin, a Republican from Montana, became the first woman elected to Congress.