The Presidential Election of 1896


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What was the money question of the 1896 presidential election?

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1. The presidential election of 1896 featured a third party. What was that third party?

2. Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan's platform during the presidential election of 1896 included what major issue?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The following quiz and worksheet combo will display your knowledge of the presidential election of 1896. While taking the quiz, you will be tested on topics such as the ''money question'' of the election and William Jennings Bryan.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The third party that was featured in the election
  • ''Money question'' of the election
  • Democratic candidate William Jennings Bryan
  • GOP candidate William McKinley

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the election
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Bryan
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding McKinley's victory and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the election, review the lesson The Presidential Election of 1896. The lesson will cover the following objectives:

  • Details farmers wanting coinage of silver
  • Explores the influence of McKinley's campaign manager Mark Hanna
  • Explains Bryan's campaign strategies
  • Covers the lasting impact of McKinley's victory in the United States