The Presidential Election of 1916


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In the 1916 Presidential Election, the incumbent, Democrat Woodrow Wilson ran against which Republican Party nominee?

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1. The most important issue facing votes in the 1916 Presidential Election was which one of the following issues?

2. Before Woodrow Wilson became President of the United States, he was president of which one of the following institutions?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The background of each candidate and the political climate of the time were crucial to the outcome of the election of 1916, and this quiz and worksheet combo will test you on your memory of key details.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

These assessments address the following concepts:

  • 1916 Republican Party nominee
  • The deciding issue in the election
  • University that Woodrow Wilson presided over prior to his election
  • Reason the Republican Party would not nominate Teddy Roosevelt for president
  • State that won the election for Wilson based on Electoral College votes

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related US history lesson
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can interpret events related to the presidential election of 1916 correctly
  • Knowledge application - use what you have learned to identify the key issue in the 1916 election

Additional Learning

If you would like to learn more about the US presidential candidates of 1916 and voting factors, take a look at the lesson titled The Presidential Election of 1916. You will learn more about the following topics:

  • Impact of World War I on the election
  • Background information about the Democratic Party candidate, Thomas Woodrow Wilson
  • Reasons behind the selection of the Republican Party nominee, Charles Evans Hughes
  • Mudslinging tactics
  • Differentiating between the Electoral College votes and the popular vote