Presidency and Congress Balance of Power

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Year / President Congress President Senate
100 Seats
House
435 Seats
Major Events
2017
Trump
115th R R : 51 R : 247*  
2015
Obama
114th D R : 54 R : 247  
2013
Obama
113th D D : 52 R : 232  
2011
Obama
112th D D : 56 R : 241 Iraq, Great Recession, Afghanistan
2009
Obama
111th D D : 57 D : 256 Iraq, Great Recession, Auto Industry Bailout, Afghanistan
2007

Bush
110th R D : 49 D : 233 Iraq, Bank Bailout, Afghanistan
2005
Bush
109th R R : 55 R : 232 Iraq, Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina
2003
Bush
108th R R : 51 R : 229 Iraq, Afghanistan
2001
Bush
107th R D : 51 R : 221 9/11, Afghanistan
1999
Clinton
106th D R : 55 R : 223 Kosovo
1997
Clinton
105th D R : 55 R : 228  
1995
Clinton
104th D R : 52 R : 230 Savings & Loan Crisis
1993
Clinton
103rd D D : 57 D : 258 Savings & Loan Crisis
1991
Bush
102nd R D : 56 D : 267 Iraq, Savings & Loan Crisis
1989
Bush
101st R D : 55 D : 260 Savings & Loan Crisis
1987
Reagan
100th R D : 55 D : 258 Savings & Loan Crisis
1985
Reagan
99th R R : 53 D : 253 Savings & Loan Crisis
1983
Reagan
98th R R : 54 D : 269  
1981
Reagan
97th R R : 53 D : 242  
1979
Carter
96th D D : 58 D : 277 Iran Hostage Crisis
1977
Carter
95th D D : 61 D : 292  
1975
Nixon
94th R D : 60 D : 291 Vietnam
1973
Nixon
93rd R D : 56 D : 242 Vietnam
1971
Nixon
92nd R D : 54 D : 255 Vietnam
1969
Nixon
91st R D : 57 D : 243 Vietnam, Draft Began
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Year / President Congress President Senate
100 Seats
House
435 Seats
Major Events
1967
Johnson
90th D D : 64 D : 247 Vietnam
1965
Johnson
89th D D : 68 D : 295 Vietnam, Voting Rights Act

1963
Kennedy (Died)
Johnson

88th D D : 66 D : 259 Vietnam
1961
Kennedy
87th D D : 64 D : 263 Vietnam, Cuban Missile Crisis
1959
Eisenhower
86th R D : 65 D : 283 Vietnam
1957
Eisenhower
85th R D : 49 D : 232 Vietnam
1955
Eisenhower
84th R D : 48 D : 232 Korea
1953
Eisenhower
83rd R R : 48 R : 221 Korea
1951
Truman
82nd D D : 49 D : 235 Korea
1949
Truman
81st D D : 54 D : 263  
1947
Truman
80th D R : 51 R : 246  
1945
Roosevelt (Died)
Truman
79th D D : 57 D : 242 WWII, Atomic Bombing of Japan
1943
Roosevelt
78th D D : 57 D : 222 WWII
1941
Roosevelt
77th D D : 66 D : 267 WWII, Pearl Harbor
1939
Roosevelt
76th D D : 69 D : 262 WWII
1937
Roosevelt
75th D D : 76 D : 333 Great Depression
1935
Roosevelt
74th D D : 69 D : 322 Great Depression
1933
Roosevelt
73rd D D : 59 D : 313 Great Depression, Federal End to Segregation
1931
Hoover
72nd R R : 48 R : 218 Great Depression
1929
Hoover
71st R R : 56 R : 267 Great Depression
1927
Coolidge
70th R R : 48 R : 237  
1925
Coolidge
69th R R : 54 R : 247  
1923
Harding (Died)
Coolidge
68th R R : 53 R : 225  
1921
Harding
67th R R : 59 R : 300 Depression
1919
Wilson
66th D R : 49 R : 237 Women Allowed to Vote
1917
Wilson
65th D D : 54 R : 216 WWI
1915
Wilson
64th D D : 56 D : 231 WWI
1913
Wilson
63rd D D : 51 D : 290 WWI
1911
Taft
62nd R R : 52 D : 228  
1909
Taft
61st R R : 60 R : 219  
1907
T. Roosevelt
60th R R : 61 R : 222 Panic of 1907
1905
T. Roosevelt
59th R R : 58 R : 250  
1903
T. Roosevelt
58th R R : 57 R : 207  
1901
McKinley (Died)
T. Roosevelt
57th R R : 56 R : 198  
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Content Author: Statistic Brain

Date research was conducted: December 20, 2016

Presidency and Congress Balance of Power

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