||WILLIAM MCKINLEY, President|
||THEODORE ROOSEVELT, New York Governor |
||William Jennings Bryan, former Nebraska Congressman|
||Adlai E. Stevenson, former Illinois Congressman|
- Bryan fared worse in this rematch against McKinley than he experienced in the 1896 election.
- Bryan's "free coinage of silver" platform appeared irrelevant as the economy improved and gold reserves increased.
- Bryan failed to win popular support when he railed against American imperialism that followed the Spanish-American War.
- Backed by prosperity, Republicans urged voters to maintain the status quo.
William Jennings Bryan addresses a crowd in Columbus, WI, October 3, 1900. WHI 32826
William McKinley, as illustrated on a campaign poster, 1900. WHI 9474
Anti-Bryan political cartoon, 1900. WHI 52827