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Bryan, an attorney and former Congressman, galvanized support with his Cross of Gold speechwhich called for a reform of the monetary system and attacked business leaders as the cause of ongoing economic depression.
The Democratic National Convention repudiated the Cleveland administration and nominated Bryan on the fifth presidential ballot. McKinley prevailed by a wide margin on the first ballot of the Republican National Convention.
Since the onset of the Panic ofthe nation had been mired in a deep economic depression, marked by low prices, low profits, high unemployment, and violent strikes.
Economic issues, especially tariff policy and the question of whether the gold standard should be preserved for the money supplywere central issues. Bryan presented his campaign as a crusade of the working man against the rich, who impoverished America by limiting the money supply. Silver, he said, was in ample supply and if coined into money would restore prosperity while undermining the illicit power of the money trust.
Bryan was strongest in the Southrural Midwestand Rocky Mountain states.
Bryan campaigned vigorously throughout the swing states of the Midwest, while McKinley conducted a "front porch" campaign. At the end of an intensely heated contest, McKinley won a majority of the popular and electoral vote.For the results of the previous election, see United States presidential election of For the results of the subsequent election, see United States presidential election of Results of the election.
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