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By the Numbers: Election Maps

Nov 3 2008
Instructions

During modern presidential campaigns and elections, red-and-blue maps dominate reporting on politics, tracking the success of candidates and their parties state by state. Check out these older maps, drawn from 19th-century presidential elections. The colors indicate Electoral College results for each state then in existence. Figure out what year each election occurred.



  1. Blue: Democrat
    Orange: Whig
    A.

    1844

    B.

    1856

    C.

    1852

    D.

    1848



  2. Blue: Democrat
    Red: Republican
    Yellow: Know nothing
    A.

    1856

    B.

    1852

    C.

    1860

    D.

    1848



  3. Blue: Democrat
    Orange: Whig
    A.

    1848

    B.

    1856

    C.

    1852

    D.

    1860



  4. Red: Republican
    Blue: Democrat (Southern)
    Yellow: Constitutional Union
    Green: Democrat
    A.

    1864

    B.

    1860

    C.

    1852

    D.

    1856



  5. Blue: Democrat
    Orange: Whig
    A.

    1848

    B.

    1844

    C.

    1852

    D.

    1840



  6. Blue: Democrat
    Orange: Whig
    A.

    1836

    B.

    1848

    C.

    1844

    D.

    1840



  7. Red: Republican
    Blue: Democrat
    A.

    1860

    B.

    1872

    C.

    1856

    D.

    1864