Rachel DeshaiesMarch 2, 2019Mr. ComtoisCH. 19 #16,1716.(Doc 3.8) William Jennings Bryan: Cross of Gold Speecha.What was the main emphasis of the entire “Cross of Gold” speech?i.The main emphasis was on switching from gold to free silver/bimetallism, which he believed would help American businessmen and the economy. b.What symbolism did he use to end his speech?i.He said mankind was being destroyed because of the sin of using the gold standard so he used the symbolism of mankind being nailed to a cross of gold to show this. He also used the symbolism of the crown of thorns that was around the workers who used the gold standard. c.How did Democrats in the hall respond to the speech? i.They made him the democratic nominee for president.d.How did the Populists respond to his speech?i.They agreed with his statements on bimetallism and therefore also supported him as a presidential candidate.