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Topics in Chronicling America - The Presidential Election of 1908: Taft vs. Bryan

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Important Dates:

  • June 16-19, 1908: The Republican National Convention, held in Chicago, nominates William Howard Taft.
  • July 7-10, 1908: The Democratic National Convention held in Denver, nominates William Jennings Bryan.
  • November 3, 1908: Taft defeats Bryan in the general election.

Suggested Search Strategies:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] William Taft, James Sherman, Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, Republican National Convention, Democratic National Convention.
  • It is important to use a specific date range if looking for articles for a particular event in order to narrow your results.

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