That's The Ticket:
A Parade of Presidential Elections
|Presidential candidate:||WILLIAM MCKINLEY, Ohio Governor|
|VP candidate:||GARRET A. HOBART, Republican National Committee Member|
|Popular votes:||7,105,144 (51.1%)|
|Presidential candidate:||William Jennings Bryan, former Nebraska Congressman|
|VP candidate:||Arthur Sewall, Democratic National Committee Member|
|Popular votes:||6,370,897 (45.8%)|
- Rising Populist activism found a voice in this election.
- Bryan claimed to speak for discontented farmers and factory workers whose problems stemmed from westward expansion, urbanization, and explosive economic growth.
- Bryan's campaign centered on the "free coinage of silver." Silver would be made into coins, which would expand the money supply and benefit people who were in debt.
- Many Easterners considered Bryan too radical. They did not add to the support he received from the agrarian West and South.