ⓘ 1800 and 1801 United States Senate elections


ⓘ 1800 United States Senate election in Vermont

The United States Senate elections of 1800 and 1801 were elections for the United States Senate that, coinciding with their takeover of the White House, led to the Democratic-Republican Party taking control of the United States Senate. Although the Federalists began the next Congress with a slim majority, they lost their majority shortly thereafter due to mid-year special elections.

By the time the first session of the 7th Congress met in December 1801, three places were democratic-Republicans, leaving them with an absolute majority of 17 seats and the state trio.

As this election was prior to ratification of the seventeenth amendment, senators were chosen by the legislative assemblies of the States.