Presidency and Congress Balance of Power

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

Bush
110thRD : 49D : 233Iraq, Bank Bailout, Afghanistan
2005
Bush
109thRR : 55R : 232Iraq, Afghanistan, Hurricane Katrina
2003
Bush
108thRR : 51R : 229Iraq, Afghanistan
2001
Bush
107thRD : 51R : 2219/11, Afghanistan
1999
Clinton
106thDR : 55R : 223Kosovo
1997
Clinton
105thDR : 55R : 228 
1995
Clinton
104thDR : 52R : 230Savings & Loan Crisis
1993
Clinton
103rdDD : 57D : 258Savings & Loan Crisis
1991
Bush
102ndRD : 56D : 267Iraq, Savings & Loan Crisis
1989
Bush
101stRD : 55D : 260Savings & Loan Crisis
1987
Reagan
100thRD : 55D : 258Savings & Loan Crisis
1985
Reagan
99thRR : 53D : 253Savings & Loan Crisis
1983
Reagan
98thRR : 54D : 269 
1981
Reagan
97thRR : 53D : 242 
1979
Carter
96thDD : 58D : 277Iran Hostage Crisis
1977
Carter
95thDD : 61D : 292 
1975
Nixon
94thRD : 60D : 291Vietnam
1973
Nixon
93rdRD : 56D : 242Vietnam
1971
Nixon
92ndRD : 54D : 255Vietnam
1969
Nixon
91stRD : 57D : 243Vietnam, Draft Began
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Year / PresidentCongressPresidentSenate
100 Seats
House
435 Seats
Major Events
1967
Johnson
90thDD : 64D : 247Vietnam
1965
Johnson
89thDD : 68D : 295Vietnam, Voting Rights Act

1963
Kennedy (Died)
Johnson

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

Date research was conducted: December 20, 2016

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