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William Jennings Bryan 1st term happenings

March 4th, 1909 - President Bryan and VP Kern inaugurated.

July 12th, 1909  - 16th Amendment submitted for ratification.

October 24th, 1909 - Justice Peckhem dies.

October 29th, 1909 - Due to the huge majorities of Republicans in the Senate President Bryan nominate William Howard Taft (if confirmed he wouldn't be a problem for Bryan's re-election)

December 11th, 1909- Taft confirmed. (83-8)

March 28th, 1910 - Justice Brewer dies.

April 12th, 1910 - James Clark McReynolds nominated by President Bryan.

July 4th, 1910 - Justice Fuller dies.

July 10th, 1910 - President Bryan nominates Louis Brandies.

July 11th, 1910 - McReynolds confirmed. (60-32)

September 2nd, 1910 - Brandies confirmed. (61-31)

November 1910 - Democrats have moderate gains in Senate and House.

November 20th, 1910 - Justice Moody dies.

November 26th, 1910 - John Hessin Clarke is nominated by President Bryan.

January 12th, 1911 - Clarke confirmed. (66-26)

May 15th, 1911 - Standard Oil is ordered to be dissolved.

October 1st, 1911 - President Bryan declares a 'Bryan Doctrine'. (Says that the US will stay out of other countries business)

October 14th, 1911 - Justice Harlan dies.

October 23rd, 1911 - Gov. Woodrow Wilson nominated by President Bryan.

January 1st, 1912 - Wilson confirmed. (72-20)

January 6th, 1912 - New Mexico is admitted to the United States.

February 14th, 1912 - Arizona is admitted to the United States.

May 13, 1912 - 17th Amendment is submitted for ratification.

Analysis: Bryan is unable to change history considerably thanks to the overwhelming Republicans in Congress. He is abl;e to take out his Political Rivals and has helped him secure a better chance at reelection.

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1912 Presidential Election

Republican Primaries

Fmr. Pres Teddy Roosevelt

Sen. Robert La Follette

Spkr. Joseph Cannon

 

Democratic Primaries

President William Jennings Bryan (me)

Rep. Champ Clark

Gov. Judson Harmon

Rep. Oscar Underwood

Gov. Eugene Foss

Gov. Thomas Marshall

Gov. Simone Baldwin

 

Socialist Primaries

Mr. Eugene V Debs 

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March 1st, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. President Bryan faces small opposition in the Democratic Primaries and is widely expected to win, The Republican primaries are a contest between Fmr. Pres. Teddy Roosevelt and Sen. La Follette While the current Speaker Cannon is in a distant third. President Bryan has an uphill climb if he wants to be reelected. We will keep you updated.

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March 19th, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. North Dakota the first state to hold a primary has finished and President Bryan won a decisive victory over the other Democrats and Senator La Follette has won a decisive victory over Fmr. President Roosevelt. Will this effect the races much?

Democrats - (Bryan-73%)

Republicans - (La Follette-49% Roosevelt-32% Cannon-19%)

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March 26th, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. Sen. La Follette has won another victory over Fmr. Pres. Roosevelt! He took the state with 46% to Roosevelt's 40% and Cannon's 14%. This will definitely hurt Roosevelt in the coming primaries as New York was his home state. 

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April 2nd, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. Roosevelt has won his first state which is La Follette's home state of Wisconsin. Roosevelt won the state by 1 point over Speaker Cannon. President Bryan won in both Wisconsin and Rep. Underwood's home state of Alabama by 3 points. The parties have both tied in the polls and if the election were held today the Democrats would be expected to win 271 votes over the Republicans 257 with Wyoming's 3 votes in tossup. (266 to win) But with over 200 days till the polls close expect a lot to happen.

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April 13th, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. Roosevelt has won Pennsylvania, but by a smaller margin than previously thought. Cannon gained 20% in the last few day but was not enough to overtake Roosevelt and of course Bryan won Pennsylvania by 40%. The general election has just entered a dead heat. Republicans can expect 260 to the Democrats 259.

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May 6th, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. The last 2 weeks has seen Roosevelt win Nebraska, and Oregon while La Follette has won Massachusetts and Nevada (by 3%). Bryan won every state so far except Massachusetts which Gov. Foss pulled ahead by 3% and won. The general race remains tied.

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June 10th, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. With both party conventions happening this month it seems like it will be a rematch for the ages with Roosevelt and Bryan widely expected to be renominated. They are still tied, oh yeah and Eugene Debs has been renominated by the Socialist party and he has chosen Mayor Emil Seidel as his VP nominee.

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June 22nd, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. Fmr. President Roosevelt has been nominated at the Republican Convention as well as James Sherman for the VP slot. With the DNC happening next week what will the polls stabilize at?

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October 7th, 1912

Welcome back to PI Radio. There has never been a race this close before! Bryan and Roosevelt are tied in the polls, but in the Electoral college Bryan has 265 which is one less than is needed to win! Roosevelt took the lead in the polls for a couple of weeks, but has since returned to normal. 29 days until the polls open to elect the President of the United States.

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Thanks for posting. I like seeing how these alternative/hypothetical US history elections turn out. 

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Welcome back to PI Radio. It's election night. This has been the closest race I have ever seen and I believe that we will all be watching until the last votes come in.

It's currently 7:30PM and Bryan is currently leading with 69 votes to Roosevelt's 4!

 

 

 

 

It's currently 9PM and Bryan is still leading with 231 Votes to Roosevelt's 124. Without NY results it seems like a Bryan landslide but be careful making any predictions!

 

 

 

 

It's currently 10PM and Bryan has a projected 287 to Roosevelt's 186. We're not going to project a winner because these numbers are going to change.

 

 

 

 

It's now midnight and we can call a winner! President Bryan has won reelection with 269EV to Roosevelt's 262EV. Bryan has lost the popular vote by over 100,000 votes or almost 1%. If Roosevelt had won 4,000 more votes in Montana he would have won the election and the Presidency! Well this reporter can honestly say that this was the closest race ever reported on.

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President William Jennings Bryan 2nd Term events 1912-1916

November 5th, 1912 - Democrats win house, but not the Senate.

February 3rd, 1913 - 16th Amendment Ratified.

February 16th, 1913 - 18th Amendment submitted for ratification, would ban the consumption of alcohol. 

February 17th, 1913 - President Bryan endorses the 18th Amendment energizing progressives.

March 3rd, 1913 - President Bryan send VP Kern to the Woman Suffrage Parade of 1913 to represent the White House.

March 4th, 1913 - President Bryan and VP Kern are inaugurated for the second time.

April 8th, 1913 - 17th Amendment is ratified.

July 3rd, 1913 - President Bryan angers thousands when he isn't at the 50th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, Kern was sent instead.

December 23rd, 1913 - President Bryan against heavy pressure fro his own party and Republicans vetoes the Federal Reserve Act.

December 28th, 1913 - Congress overrides President Bryan's veto.

April 9th, 1914 - Tampico Affair happens.

April 10th, 1914 - President Bryan responds to the Tampico Affair, but will not use military force.

July 28th, 1914 - World War I breaks out in Europe.

August 15th 1914 - In response to World War I reaching farther and farther across Europe President Bryan declare strict neutrality.

November 3rd, 1914 - Republicans win back house and hold the Senate.

January 12th, 1915 - The House of Representatives reject a proposal to allow women to vote.

January 13th, 1915 - President Bryan's speech of "The Mother" - A speech that supports women right to vote. (will become more famous than his 'Cross of Gold speech').

January 18th, 1915 - Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge introduces the 19th Amendment (Allowing women to vote).

January 19th, 1915 - President Bryan endorses the 19th Amendment.

May 7th, 1915 - RMS Lusitania is sunk by a German U-Boat.

May 8th, 1915 - President Bryan reiterates strict neutrality.

August 17th, 1915 - 18th Amendment is ratified.

January 2nd, 1916 - President Bryan announces that he will not be running for reelections. (His strict neutrality is not very popular)

January 23rd, 1916 -VP Kern announces that he will not be seeking the Presidency.

Analysis: Bryan never did get his economic plans through as the Republicans controlled most of Congress his entire Presidency. He was able to keep neutral in WWI but all that really does is weaken the Allies. The country likes Bryan but not his neutrality stance which makes him looks weak.

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1916 Presidential Election

Democratic Primaries

Rep. Champ Clark

Rep. Oscar Underwood

 

Republican Primaries

Sen. Henry Cabot Lodge (me)

Fmr. Gov. Charles Evans Hughes

Sen. Robert La Follette

Fmr. VP Charles Fairbanks

Mr. Henry Ford

Sen. John Weeks

Fmr. Sen. Elihu Root

Fmr. Sen. Philander Knox

Fmr. Sen. Theodore Burton

Sen. Lawrence Sherman

Sen. Albert Cummins

Mr. Coleman Du Point

Gov. Martian Brumbaugh

 

Socialist Primaries

Mr. Allen Benson

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January 24th, 1916

Welcome back to PI Radio. We know it's been a while but we're finally back, and just in time the 1916 Presidential primaries are underway. The Democrats are watching the House minority leader Champ Clark and the House minority whip Oscar Underwood. They are locked in a pretty dead heat. The Republican primaries look more contested Sen. Lodge is leading followed closely by Fmr. Gov. Hughes and Sen. Follette who leads in most Midwestern states. The Democrats are currently leading in the General but we are almost 300 days away from the election a lot will happen.

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March 13th, 1916

Welcome back to PI Radio. The Socialist party held their convention and chose Mr. Allen Benson, and Mr George Kirkpatrick as their nominees. The Socialists are at 7% in the latest polls. Sen. Lodge has held his lead increasing it by a few points, but has lost all three primaries that have been held so far. Fmr. Gov. Hughes and Sen. Follette are fighting for second place. Rep. Clark has taken the lead in the Democratic primaries and has helped the Democrats keep a small lead in the General. 239 days left to go.

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May 8th, 1916

Welcome back to PI Radio. The Republican primaries are still hotly contested and the Democrats are still being led by Rep. Clark. The Republicans hve overtaken the Democrats in the polls, but it's still close.

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June 10th, 1916

Welcome back to PI Radio. This is a Republican Convention special. No one has enough delegates to win, now we'll watch to see who will lead the Republicans.

Ford endorses Sherman

Round 2 results: 1st. Henry Cabot Lodge 360, 2nd. Robert La Follette 184, 3rd. Charles Evans Hughes 95, 4th. Lawrence Yates Sherman 88, 5th. Philander Knox 76, 6th. Albert B. Cummins 74, 7th. Charles W. Fairbanks 56, 8th. Theodore E. Burton 48

Burton endorses Knox

Round 3 results: 1st. Henry Cabot Lodge 360, 2nd. Robert La Follette 184, 3rd. Philander Knox 124, 4th. Charles Evans Hughes 95, 5th. Lawrence Yates Sherman 88, 6th. Albert B. Cummins 74, 7th. Charles W. Fairbanks 56

Fairbanks endorses Knox

Round 4 results: 1st. Henry Cabot Lodge 360, 2nd. Robert La Follette 184, 3rd. Philander Knox 180, 4th. Charles Evans Hughes 95, 5th. Lawrence Yates Sherman 88, 6th. Albert B. Cummins 74

Cummins endorses Follette

Round 5 results: 1st. Henry Cabot Lodge 360, 2nd. Robert La Follette 258, 3rd. Philander Knox 180, 4th. Charles Evans Hughes 95, 5th. Lawrence Yates Sherman 88

Sherman endorses Knox

Round 6 results: 1st. Henry Cabot Lodge 360, 2nd. Philander Knox 268, 3rd. Robert La Follette 258, 4th. Charles Evans Hughes 95

Hughes endorses Follette

Round 7 results: 1st. Henry Cabot Lodge 360, 2nd. Robert La Follette 353, 3rd. Philander Knox 268

Whoever Knox endorses will become the nominee.

Knox endorses Lodge!! (Kinda scared there)

Sen. Lodge chooses Sen. Follette to help heal the party after this decisive primary.

 

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June 12th, 1916

Welcome back to PI Radio. It's a few Days before Rep.Clark will be officially nominated and here is the latest poll numbers. Republicans 49% to Democrats 44% to the Socialists 7%. 150 more days.

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June 19th, 1916

Welcome back to PI Radio. Rep. Champ Clark chooses Fmr. Gov. Thomas Marshall as his VP nominee and says he's ready to defeat Sen. Lodge and Sen. Follette.

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