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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1916 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 07, 1916 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 07, 1916 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1917 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1921 - 12:00pm
Turnout 20.10% Total Population
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Last ModifiedChronicler November 09, 2008 08:52am
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President Wilson lost little time in calling for reform in government. His list of reforms included reducing the tariff, restructuring the banking system, guaranteeing the rights of laborers, and promoting agricultural irrigation. Wilson presented his ideas to Congress himself, the first president to give his message to Congress since Thomas Jefferson began the precedent of sending written messages.

The Democratic Congress responded favorably. Since the passage of the Income Tax Amendment to the Constitution, there was less need of a tariff for federal revenue, so Congress reduced the tariff. Congress passed the Federal Reserve Act which established the Federal Reserve Board to help control the swings in the economy. Congress restricted monopolies more and banned the employment of children under 14. A new Labor Department was set off from the old Department of Commerce and Labor. Congress passed an act which provided matching funds for states which were willing to experiment with agricultural innovations. Another matching fund bill was passed to provide money to improve roads.

A year after his inauguration, Wilson’s domestic policies were overshadowed by foreign affairs. The first challenge for Wilson was the new government in Mexico. The President of Mexico was murdered and General Huerta took control of the government. Wilson feared German involvement in the internal struggles in Mexico, so he sent American troops into Veracruz to stop the landing of German arms the

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/05/1912
NameWoodrow Wilson Votes6,293,152 (41.84%)
Term03/04/1913 - 03/04/1917 Margin2,173,945 (+14.45%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/02/1920
NameWarren G. Harding Votes16,153,115 (60.33%)
Term03/04/1921 - 03/04/1925 Margin7,020,023 (+26.22%)
PRIMARY/OTHER SCHEDULE
May 16, 1916 US President - SOC Primaries Allan Louis Benson
S 7,615
May 20, 1916 US President - Prg Primaries Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt
PRG 7,710
Jul 01, 1916 US President - D Primaries Woodrow Wilson
D 1,203,717
Jul 01, 1916 US President - R Primaries Unpledged
R 1,932,771
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Name (I) President Woodrow Wilson Supreme Court Justice Charles Evans Hughes Allan Louis Benson Gov. James Frank Hanly (W) President Theodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Arthur Elmer Reimer Others
PartyDemocratic Republican Socialist Prohibition Progressive Socialist Labor Independent
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Uncertified Votes9,126,300 (49.24%) 8,546,789 (46.11%) 589,924 (3.18%) 221,038 (1.19%) 35,234 (0.19%) 15,284 (0.08%) 461 (0.00%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -579,511 (-3.13%) -8,536,376 (-46.06%) -8,905,262 (-48.05%) -9,091,066 (-49.05%) -9,111,016 (-49.16%) -9,125,839 (-49.24%)
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