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OfficePresident
Type General Election
Filing Deadline June 01, 1896 - 12:00pm Central
Polls Open November 03, 1896 - 06:00am Central
Polls Close November 03, 1896 - 08:00pm Central
Term Start March 04, 1897 - 12:00pm
Term End March 04, 1901 - 12:00pm
Turnout 22.14% Total Population
ContributorThomas Walker
Last ModifiedE Pluribus Unum June 30, 2018 12:42am
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President Cleveland’s second term began with an economic depression. Jacob Coxey of Massillon OH led a group of unemployed people to DC and called for federal money to be allocated for road construction to bring jobs to the unemployed. There were riots in the cities in 1894; Cleveland sent federal troops to quell a riot in Chicago in order to protect the passage of the U.S. Mail. In addition to urban troubles, the continuing depressed state of the agriculture industry fed the growing unrest led by the Populist Party. The Populists were offended when Cleveland worked with the Republicans to repeal the Sherman Silver Purchase Act in order to stop the depletion of the gold supply. The Democratic Congress lowered the 1890 tariff but not as much as Cleveland would have liked. In the midterm elections of 1894, the Republicans gained control of Congress, doubling their representation in the House from the 1892 election.

The Republicans looked forward to winning the Presidential election of 1896. They held their convention early and nominated former Gov. William McKinley Jr. of Canton OH. While serving as governor, McKinley was about to file for bankruptcy after loaning a friend a considerable amount of money. When McKinley’s political friends began to raise money to help him out, the public responded favorably and sent in the amount of money to cover the debt. McKinley’s political strategist Mark Hanna of Cleveland OH masterfully arranged for pre-convention appearances acro

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LAST GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyDemocratic Won11/08/1892
NameGrover Cleveland Votes5,551,883 (46.05%)
Term03/04/1893 - 03/04/1897 Margin372,639 (+3.09%)
NEXT GENERAL ELECTION
  PartyRepublican Won11/06/1900
NameWilliam McKinley Votes7,218,039 (51.67%)
Term03/04/1901 - 03/04/1905 Margin859,694 (+6.15%)
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Uncertified Votes7,108,480 (51.01%) 6,511,495 (46.73%) 133,435 (0.96%) 125,072 (0.90%) 36,356 (0.26%) 19,363 (0.14%) 1,537 (0.01%)
Margin0 (0.00%) -596,985 (-4.28%) -6,975,045 (-50.05%) -6,983,408 (-50.11%) -7,072,124 (-50.75%) -7,089,117 (-50.87%) -7,106,943 (-51.00%)
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