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.
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The economy was going through an economic depression and believed William Mckinley would get them out of it
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
I knew I would!!!
However, the Populist Party received no electoral votes