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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1900 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 06, 1900 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 06, 1900 - 11:55pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1901 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1905 - 12:00pm
Turnout 18.33% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedE Pluribus Unum August 14, 2018 02:52pm
Data SourcesCongressional Quarterly Guide to U S Elections, third edition
Description
Most presidents dream of serving four years which were as positive as William McKinley’s first term. New discoveries of gold in Alaska, Australia, and South Africa helped to bolster the supply of gold in the federal treasury; new mining techniques assisted in the process which doubled the world’s supply of gold. The Treasury was able to issue more notes, and the silver issue subsided. An important side effect was the increase in food prices; this development along with the good harvests of the late 1890s helped dissipate the farmer’s revolt.

The most visible event of McKinley’s first term was the Spanish-American War. Americans had supported the Cubans’ cause for independence from Spain for some time. When the armored cruiser Maine was sabotaged in Havana harbor, the newspapers called for war against Spain. President McKinley had worked for an agreement between the Cubans and Spain for several weeks before the Maine incident, and he continued to work for a peaceful settlement in spite of public opinion. Finally, Congress passed a joint resolution for war, which McKinley signed on 4/20/1898. Within a half year, the American forces had humiliated Spain, one of the great world powers, leaving the USA in control of Cuba, the Philippines, and Puerto Rico. Cuba was granted its independence.

While winning the war so quickly was astonishing, another struggle awaited McKinley. The Democrats in the Senate opposed the annexation of the Philippines and Puerto Rico. McKinl

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/03/1896
NameWilliam McKinley Votes7,108,480 (51.01%)
Term03/04/1897 - 03/04/1901 Margin596,985 (+4.28%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/08/1904
NameTheodore "Teddy" Roosevelt Votes7,626,593 (56.41%)
Term03/04/1905 - 03/04/1909 Margin2,543,695 (+18.82%)
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Name (I) President William McKinley Rep. William Jennings Bryan John Granville Woolley Eugene V. Debs Wharton Barker Joseph Malloney Seth H. Ellis
PartyRepublican Democratic Prohibition Social Democrat Midroad-Populist Socialist Labor Union Reform
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Uncertified Votes7,218,039 (51.67%) 6,358,345 (45.51%) 209,004 (1.50%) 86,935 (0.62%) 50,340 (0.36%) 40,900 (0.29%) 5,693 (0.04%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -859,694 (-6.15%) -7,009,035 (-50.17%) -7,131,104 (-51.04%) -7,167,699 (-51.31%) -7,177,139 (-51.37%) -7,212,346 (-51.63%)
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Name Jonah Fitz Randolph Leonard Edward Waldo Emerson Others Leonard Woolsey Bacon  
PartyUnited Christian National Prohibition Independent Anti-Imperialist  
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Uncertified Votes518 (0.00%) 342 (0.00%) 309 (0.00%) 45 (0.00%)  
Margin-7,217,521 (-51.66%) -7,217,697 (-51.66%) -7,217,730 (-51.66%) -7,217,994 (-51.67%)  
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