Chapter 21-pgs 707-716 - A.P.US Mods6/7/8...

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A.P. US Artem Kholodenko Mods 6/7/8 0109 Notes for pgs. 707 – 716 The Watershed Election of   1896 1894: Repudiation of   Cleveland The Silver Issue The Metals’ Points Silver Advocates Capture   the Democratic Party Richard Bland William Jennings Bryan 1896: McKinley Triumphant Dingley Tariff of 1897 Currency Act of 1890 Expansionist Stirrings and   War with Spain Roots of Expansionist   - After the 1894 election, it was obvious that the country was still  against the (D) and Cleveland - Because of Cleveland’s unpopularity and depression the (R) got 5  senate seats and 117 in the House, winning both congressional  houses - The Populists increased winning votes by 40% - The 1890s saw the US split because of serious economic  divisions, with the rich battling the poor - By clutching to gold, Cleveland forced his enemies to stick as  hard to silver - As one group said that it would be suicide to abandon gold,  others said that silver would be more universal - They gold-pros knew that uncontrollable printing of money would  cause disastrous inflation, while the silver knew that the harsh  economic grip would ruin farmers - At the 1896 (D) Chicago convention, the west and south  delegates adopted free/unlimited silver coinage - Congressman of MO, he was the front runner - From NE, a 36-year-old IL native, he entered the (D) as a young 
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Chapter 21-pgs 707-716 - A.P.US Mods6/7/8...

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