Centennial Countdown Blog for September 2016 - the race for the White House in 1916

Posted on centenarynews.com on 01 October 2016
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The start of the American Presidential election campaign 100 years ago features in the fifth anniversary Centennial Countdown posted by US blogger Dennis Cross, published on 30 September 2016.

Here's his email summary of the posting:

'The Democrats formally notify President Wilson of his nomination and a Democratic Congress swiftly passes his pro-labor railroad bill, averting a threatened nationwide rail strike.  Wilson tells suffragists that their cause will triumph with or without a constitutional amendment.  He administers a brutal public rebuff to an Irish-American critic and lays claim to the label "progressive."  David Lloyd George warns America not to interfere with Great Britain's war.  At the Somme, tanks are used in battle for the first time and Prime Minister Asquith's son is killed in action.  Romania may be rethinking its decision to join the Allies, as Bulgaria declares war and joins German forces in a two-pronged attack.'

The full blog can be read here.