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Topics in Chronicling America - The Presidential Election of 1900: McKinley-Roosevelt vs. Bryan-Stevenson

The 1900 election saw a rematch of familiar political foes: William McKinley and William Jennings Bryan once again faced off for the highest office in the land. After winning the Republican nomination by acclamation, the McKinley and Roosevelt would go on to win the 1900 election in a landslide. Read more about it!

The information and sample article links below provide access to a sampling of articles from historic newspapers that can be found in the Chronicling America: American Historic Newspapers digital collection ( Use the Suggested Search Terms and Dates to explore this topic further in Chronicling America.


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Important Dates:

  • June 21, 1900: Incumbent McKinley receives the Republican nomination. Theodore Roosevelt is named as his Vice Presidential running mate.
  • July 6, 1900: William Jennings Bryan is chosen as the Democratic nominee, with Adlai Stevenson as his running mate.
  • November 6, 1900: McKinley wins the general election.

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  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] William McKinley, Theodore Roosevelt, William Jennings Bryan, Adlai Stevenson, Democratic National Convention, Republican 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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