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Whistle Stop Campaigning

December 31, 1915
Source: The Library of Congress

From the back of a train, President Woodrow Wilson, center, spoke to a crowd in January 1916, during a campaign stop. Despite the strength of the Republican Party support for opponent Charles Evans Hughes, Wilson received the support of labor unions, women in the states with suffrage, ethnic groups, progressives, and socialists. These groups helped propel Wilson to a narrow reelection victory in 1916.

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