A large crowd gathered at the train station and spilling onto the tracks, watches as a steam locomotive, pulls President Woodrow Wilson's special Pullman rail car (the "Superb") into Princeton, New Jersey. He is arriving on September 28, 1916, to vote in the Democratic Primary elections. Closeup of the President stepping from his train car and being escorted by National Guard soldiers and local officials. Next, he is seen walking along a sidewalk, accompanied by New Jersey Governor, James Fairman Fielder. After voting in the primary election (unseen) the President is seen standing with his wife, Edith Galt Wilson, and the Governor, on an outdoor platform, wrapped in patriotic bunting. President Wilson appears to hold some speaking notes. Closeup of people gathered below the platform, including a Boy Scout, and members of the New Jersey Federation of Women’s Clubs. The President steps down from the platform and is given a spade that he uses to plant some trees along the Lincoln Highway. Mrs. Wilson watches along with others in the background.
President Woodrow Wilson returns to his home at Princeton, New Jersey, after casting his vote int the 1916 National election. The President moves through a crowd to enter his car. Scene shifts to some Well known Republican politicians and leaders walking in a group along a street in New York City. At the far left is Republican New York City Mayor John Purroy Mitchel aka "The Boy Mayor of New York. Near the center of the group is "Charles Evans Hughes, former Governor of New York State, and former Associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court who is running for President as a Republican, against Democratic incumbent President Woodrow Wilson. (Hughes resigned from the Court in June, 2016, to pursue the Presidential bid.) The group is being followed by some newsmen and photographers, and curious onlookers, walking in the street. One with a newspaper stuffed in his jacket pocket, reaches out to Justice Hughes and shakes his hand. Next, Justice Hughes is seen posing briefly, with others, on the sidewalk in front of a building. He starts to doff his hat.
President Woodrow Wilson voting in the Presidential election on November 7, 1916, in Princeton, New Jersey. He is seen walking with an entourage, along the sidewalks of Chambers Street, past the entrance to G.A. Rule Real Estate offices, where men on the steps, remove their hats in acknowledgement and respect. The President and his party continue on to the old firehouse, that has been set up as a polling place. After greeting people there, President Wilson enters to vote. He comes out of the building after casting his ballot and doffs his hat to the camera and people in the vicinity. The scene shows American soldiers at an army camp casting their ballots in the election. They huddle around tables where there names are checked on voter lists and they receive ballots. One soldier is seen sealing his ballot before depositing it in a ballot box. Camera focuses on a ballot table with soldiers crowded around it. The final segment of the film contains completely unrelated footage of British women in the United Kingdom working in an industrial operation during World War 1. Some are seen at a railroad siding, clearing up scrap beside open rail cars. They use wooden wheel barrows with wooden wheels. Two women push a load of steel rail parts on a small flat rail car. In another location at the plant, women push a flat rail car loaded with lumber to a spot where several other women remove and stack it. Many steel railroad wheels are lined up in the background. The camera focuses on women pushing railroad axles, assembled with wheels, along tracks, toward a building in the rail yard. Two women touch-up paint on the side of a railroad car, as another woman (supervisor) watches. Back at the area of stacked lumber, two women fabricate something using a saw and hammer and nails on lumber placed atop wooden saw horses. Another woman wields a hammer in the background.
College football game between the Princeton Tigers and Yale, held in Princeton, New Jersey. The teams play on the field in their 62nd meeting. Spectators watch the thrilling match. Princeton Tigers team wins over Yale with a score of 20-7. Ambient sound of the crowd cheering is heard.
The Princeton Tigers and Harvard Crimson battle it out in the Ivy League Big Three in Princeton, New Jersey. Spectators cheer in the packed stadium. The game progresses. Spectators under umbrellas. The Tigers lead 14-6 at the start of the final quarter. The Princeton Tigers beat the Harvard Crimson 14-12.
The United States of America in 1916. In 1916 : A large crowd gathered outside the St. Louis Coliseum for the 1916 Democratic National Convention. Dignitaries arrive for the convention. Nominated President Woodrow Wilson with his wife in an open motor carriage. Woodrow Wilson with officials in his New Jersey home. A large crowd gathered outside his home. Woodrow Wilson delivers an acceptance speech. The large crowd listens to the speech. The nominated Secretary of State William Jennings Bryan. William Bryan and officials in the balcony of a building. William Bryan shakes hands with people gathered outside the building