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United States presidential election, 1916 (Cherry, Plum, and Chrysanthemum)

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United States presidential election, 1916
November 7, 1916
1-theodore-roosevelt--president-of-the-united-states-international-images ERoot-portrait William Gibbs McAdoo, formal photo portrait, 1914
Nominee Theodore Roosevelt Elihu Root William Gibbs McAdoo
Party Progressive Republican Liberal
Home state New York New York California
Running mate Henry Cabot Lodge John W. Weeks Thomas R. Marshall
Electoral vote 207 123 83
States carried 25 6 7
President before election
Theodore Roosevelt
The United States presidential election of 1916 was the 33rd quadrennial United States presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 7, 1916. Progressive candidate, incumbent President Theodore Roosevelt, sought his fourth term in office; he was pitted against Republican Elihu Root and Liberal William Gibbs McAdoo. Roosevelt won a majority of Electoral College with 207 electoral votes and carried 25 states. As the result, Roosevelt became the first and only U.S. president that ever elected to the fourth term prior to the Twentieth Amendment.

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