Imperialism in 1900

Imperialism in 1900 - Imperialism in 1900 a Republican...

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Imperialism in 1900 a. Republican Nomination i. McKinley was a given: 1. Won the Spanish-American war 2. Picked up valuable land 3. Kept the gold standard ii. Teddy Roosevelt was equally popular within the Republican party: 1. Rough Rider 2. Elected Governor of NY 3. Was an energetic and patriotic speaker 4. The political bosses of NY found him hard to control, so they encouraged him to be VP b. Democratic Nomination i. William Jennings Bryan ii. Platform was against imperialism iii. Charged that Lincoln had abolished slavery for 3.5 million Africans; McKinley reimposed it for 7 million Filipinos c. Election of 1900 Results i. McKinley won: 1. 292-155 2. 7.2 million-6.3 million XII. Teddy Roosevelt a. McKinley’s Assassination i. McKinley was in office 6 more months before he was assassinated ii. McKinley went to the Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, NY to boost attendance, which had been dropping off iii. Although recent political assassinations abroad and growing anarchist agitation at home worried the President's aides,
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