William Jennings Bryan's Speech 'Cross Of Gold'

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Chapter eight is about William Jennings Bryan. Bryan made a speech called “Cross of Gold”, which had a strong reaction with the audience and included religious imagery. He cared about politics and his religion equally. The silver campaign of 1896 was a big controversy among the people. People who were free-silver thought that currency reform would end them. Other businessmen such as farm equipment producers, warehousers, and railroads victimized famers. The chapter states that General James B. Weaver polled over a million people on the subject of the Populist ticket. When it goes back to being about Bryan, it says that his speeches in The First Battle were obsessed with the free-silver issue. In 1896 Bryan got the support of an organization
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