Election of 1896

Election of 1896

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  • In 1896, William Jennings Brian ran for president representing the Democratic party. He appealed to the average Joe and believed in the farmers cause. He also believed in switching from a gold based system to a silver based system.
  •  8 hours of work, 8 hours of recreational activity, 8 hours of rest.
  • The nominated republican, William Mckinley, was a shrewd politician who opposed the silver system.
  • Gold forever!
  • Help us Mckinley!
  • The economy was going through an economic depression and believed William Mckinley would get them out of it
  • I will
  • Mckinley was very popular because he represented stability , causing many people to vote for him
  • Mckinley ended up winning 271 electoral votes compared to the 176 electoral votes William Jennings Brian recieved
  • WHY?!?!?!
  • He wins
  • I knew I would!!!
  • However, the Populist Party received no electoral votes
  • Not cool fellas
  • <- ignorant Populist party supporter
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