The U.S. House election, 1802 was an election to the United States House of Representatives for the eighth Congress. Voting in the various states took place between April 1802 (New York) and December 1803 (New Jersey-after Congress had assembled) with the Congress, convened by a proclamation of President Jefferson, meeting on October 17, 1803.
With a number of new districts created due to a growing population west of the Appalachian Mountains, the House grew greatly prior to the 1802 elections. Nearly all of these new seats went to the Democratic-Republicans, the party that more closely aligned itself with the agrarian interests of Western farmers. As a result, the Democratic-Republicans were given a veto-proof supermajority in the House.
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