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The elections of 1896 and 1900 both featured a race between presidential candidates McKinley and Bryan. In 1896, the big issue was the monetary standard, while by 1900, imperialism had taken over as the key national issue.

1. What might cause a region to vote differently in the presidential election than it does in the congressional race?

2. In recent elections, voters have seemed to split their ticket between their presidential and congressional candidates. Why might they favor a presidential candidate of one party and a congressional candidate of another?

3. In the elections of 1896 and 1900, Democrats had strength in the South and West, while Republicans were strong in the North. How does this pattern compare with recent elections?


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