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Presidential Election of 1900: A Resource Guide

William McKinley was reelected president in 1900, defeating William Jennings Bryan in a rematch of the 1896 election. This guide provides access to digital materials at the Library of Congress, links to external websites, and a print bibliography.


Republican incumbent William McKinley defeated Democratic challenger William Jennings Bryan in the 1900 presidential election, a rematch of the 1896 election. McKinley was assassinated in September 1901, and was succeeded by his vice president, Theodore Roosevelt.

The digital collections of the Library of Congress contain a wide variety of material associated with the presidential election of 1900, including manuscripts, broadsides, prints, political cartoons, sheet music, and newspaper articles. This guide compiles links to digital materials related to the presidential election of 1900 that are available throughout the Library of Congress website. In addition, it provides links to external websites focusing on the 1900 election and a selected bibliography.

1900 Presidential Election Results [1]

Political Party Presidential Nominee VP Nominee Electoral College Popular Vote
Republican William McKinley Theodore Roosevelt 292 7,219,193
Democratic William Jennings Bryan Adlai E. Stevenson 155 6,357,698


1. Presidential Elections, 1789-2008. (Washington, D.C.: CQ Press, 2010), 144, 234.