The 1926 North American election was one of the most famous elections. It occurred during the Depression of 1924, which lasted 3 years. Douglas MacArthur had just fought a very successful campaign in the Second World War, and was extremely popular. He chose to run for president, promising the people he would get them out of their troubles. On November 1, 1926, he won with 86% of the vote. Though many called it fraud, it seemed a fair election.