After clinching the Republic nomination for President, William McKinley launches a new and ingenious campaign strategy of “front porch talks.” McKinley then goes on to defeat the fiery orator William Jennings Bryan in 1896. Read more about it!
The information in this guide focuses on primary source materials found in the digitized historic newspapers from the digital collection Chronicling America.
The timeline below highlights important dates related to this topic and a section of this guide provides some suggested search strategies for further research in the collection.
|June 16, 1896||Republican Party Convention begins in St Louis, MO.|
|June 17, 1896||William McKinley receives the Republican Party nomination.|
|July 7, 1896||Democratic Convention begins In Chicago, Il.|
|July 9, 1896||William Jennings Bryan gives his famous "Cross of Gold" speech.|
|Aug 10, 1896||Bryan receives the nomination of the Democratic and Populist Parties.|
|Aug 12, 1896||Bryan receives the nomination of the Free Silver Party.|
|Nov 4, 1896||McKinley wins the general election|