Democratic Platform

Foreword had gone about that the Democratic platform would be much shorter than the Republican. Instead it turned out to be of about equal length—perhaps a little longer. Whereas the Republicans took 24 hours to prepare their platform—although much of it was practically prepared in advance —the Democrats spent four days on their platform, largely because of differences over the League and Klan planks.

There were only a few planks in each platform which did not have their counterparts in the other. The Republicans had planks on Economy,...

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