Cross of Gold Speech Part H

Bryan was a former silverite Congressman from Nebraska running for president. He was a powerful speaker. Bryan was a democratic nominee with an emotional plea for free silver. He lost the election, though.

William Jennings Bryan

The Cross of Gold Speech is one of the most famous in history. After hearing it, democrats and populists nominated Bryan. He used images from the Bible in his speech; "...shall not crucify mankind on a cross of gold!"

A Cross of Gold

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