Election of 1816

James Monroe continued the so-called Virginia Dynasty by easily defeating his Federalist opponent, Rufus King of New York. As the last Federalist to seek the presidency, King was notable only for his outspoken opposition to slavery.

By 1816, the Federalists were thoroughly discredited by their opposition to the War of 1812 and such ill-fated ventures as the Hartford Convention.

Election of 1816
Candidates
Party
Electoral
Vote
Popular
Vote
James Monroe (Virginia)
Daniel Tompkins (New York)
Democratic-Republican
183
*
Rufus King (New York)
Receiving vice-presidential votes:
John Howard (Maryland)
James Ross (Penna.)
John Marshall (Virginia)
Robert Harper (Maryland)
Federalist
34

(22)
(5)
(4)
(3)
*
Votes not cast:
Delaware
Maryland


1
3

*Popular vote totals were not retained until the Election of 1824.

CT
9
NY
29
DE
3
NC
15
GA
8
OH
8
IN
3
PA
25
KY
12
RI
4
LA
3
SC
11
MD
8
TN
8
MA
22
VT
8
NH
8
VA
25
NJ
8



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