WIllIAM JENNINGS BRYAN BY: OLIVIA PICOTTE

WILLIAM JENNINGS BRYAN-

BRYAN WAS A CONGRESSMAN IN 1890 IN NEBRASKA. HE WAS BORN IN ILLINOIS, AND STARRED THE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION OF 1896. HE ALSO GAVE HIS CROSS OF GOLD SPEECH AT THE CONVENTION. THE SPEECH FAVORED FREE SILVER. AFTER HIS SPEECH, HE WAS DEFEATED IN HIS BID TO TRY AND BECOME THE U.S. PRESIDENT BY WILLIAM MCKINLEY.

CROSS OF GOLD

THE CROSS OF GOLD SPEECH GIVEN BY WILLIAN JENNINGS BRYAN, A FORMER U.S. REPRESENTATIVE, SUPPORTED BIMETALLISM FOR "FREE SILVER". THE SPEECH WAS PRESENTED AT THE DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION IN CHICAGO ON JULY 9, 1896. HE BELIEVED THIS SPEECH WOULD BRING PROSPERITY TO THE NATION.

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Created with images by Wystan - "6&1/2 X 11 -- Photo of William Jennings Bryan, by Daines & Nickels, of Ann Arbor, Michigan." • cliff1066™ - "Confederate Memorial"

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