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ⓘ 1920 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming




1920 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming
                                     

ⓘ 1920 United States House of Representatives election in Wyoming

The 1920 United States House of Representatives elections, were held to select members of the United States House of Representatives in the 67th Congress of the United States. It coincided with the election of President Warren G. Harding, the first time that women in all states were allowed to vote in federal elections after the passage of the 19th Amendment.

The current democratic administration of U.S. President Woodrow Wilson had lost popularity after world war I in 1918, as American voters hoped to return to isolationism and to avoid a military conflict in the future. Not paying attention to the prevailing national mood, Wilson advocated American leadership in a new international order under the auspices of the League of Nations, alienated the votes of German and Irish descent, and constantly struggled with Congress controlled by the opposition Republican party. Harding and the Republicans promised a new start for the nation and dissociation from Europes political problems, which most voters found appealing. As a result, the Republicans picked up 63 seats in the House of representatives, most of the growth comes from democratic-leaning districts in the big industrial cities and border States. Many of these districts elected Republican representatives for the first time in recent decades, including the Missouri district of Democratic leader Champ Clark. Although the South remained democratic, for the most part, the Republicans have provided more than 90% of the seats outside of the South, which gave them their largest majority of the 20th century. The 67th Congress is the last in which the Republican party won over two thirds of the seats in the house.