Unformatted text preview: William Jennings Bryan of NE, famous cross of gold speech, making his cause for silver, inflation (thus basically a Populist Platform) McKinley won 271 to 176 and had over 500,000 more popular vote…the populists will fade away after this election and the improving of the economy. This was a turning point to a new era with big business, big cities, middle-class values, and financial conservatism winning the day....
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- Spring '11
- William Jennings Bryan, United States presidential election, 1896, congressman William McKinley