Cross of Gold Speech by William Jennings Bryan – Primary Source Analysis

cross of gold 

Illustration depicting the famous “Cross of Gold” speech by William Jennings Bryan at the 1896 Democratic Presidential convention.

In 1896, Presidential candidate, Congressman William Jennings Bryan impressed the delegates of the convention with a fiery speech opposing the gold standard which appealed to many of the farming and labor classes of the era.

The attached activity provides students with an opportunity to analyze and evaluate an excerpt from this famous speech and primary source. Click on link to download document: cross of gold speech analysis


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