Edu 290 william jennings bryan

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Edu 290 william jennings bryan

  1. 1. William Jennings Bryan
  2. 2. <ul><li>Born: March 19, 1860
  3. 3. Father Silas was a well-known lawyer
  4. 4. Graduated from Illinois College with honors
  5. 5. Studied law in Chicago
  6. 6. Showed a great ability to speak </li></ul>Youth and Education
  7. 7. <ul><li>“ The Boy Orator of the Platte”
  8. 8. Elected to Congress from Nebraska (two terms)
  9. 9. Appointed to Ways and Means Committee
  10. 10. Fought for Sherman Silver Purchase Act </li></ul>Early Political Career
  11. 11. <ul><li>Populist Movement
  12. 12. Anti-Imperialism
  13. 13. Free Coinage of Silver </li></ul>Political Stances
  14. 14. <ul><li>Fight for the common man
  15. 15. Largely supported by farmers
  16. 16. Formed the Populist Party </li></ul><ul><li>“ The Great Commoner”
  17. 17. Lower cost of money
  18. 18. Economic Focus </li></ul>The Populist Movement
  19. 19. <ul><li>The Paralyzing Influence of Imperialism </li><ul><ul><li>Don't make colonial Europe's mistakes
  20. 20. Forced annexation leads to revolt
  21. 21. Military strategy doesn't trump freedom </li></ul></ul></ul>Anti-Imperialism
  22. 22. <ul><li>Back the Dollar with silver
  23. 23. More plentiful than gold
  24. 24. Helps boost the average worker
  25. 25. Forced inflation </li></ul>VS Free Coinage of Silver
  26. 26. <ul><li>Don't let the masses be held down by the wealthy
  27. 27. The gold standard paralyzes the common man
  28. 28. Back money with silver to help working class
  29. 29. “ You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold” </li></ul>“ Cross of Gold Speech”
  30. 30. <ul><li>Received the Democratic nomination
  31. 31. Carried by momentum from “Cross of Gold”
  32. 32. Needed Populist support
  33. 33. Lost to William McKinley </li></ul>The Election of 1896 (Strike 1)
  34. 34. <ul><li>Received Democratic nomination once again
  35. 35. Continued to push Progressive ideals
  36. 36. Lost to McKinley again, larger margin </li></ul>The Election of 1900 (Strike 2)
  37. 37. <ul><li>Circuit of paid orators and performers
  38. 38. Used by Bryan to further support between elections
  39. 39. Spread Populist ideals </li></ul>Chautauqua Circuit
  40. 40. <ul><li>Nominated for the last time by Democrats
  41. 41. Continued his Progressive stance
  42. 42. Lost to William H. Taft in another landslide
  43. 43. Forever changed the Democratic Party </li></ul>The Election of 1908 (Strike 3)
  44. 44. <ul><li>Lost Democratic nomination in 1912
  45. 45. Named Woodrow Wilson's Secretary of State
  46. 46. Resigned after disagreements in 1915 </li></ul>Secretary of State
  47. 47. <ul><li>Was a staunch Protestant
  48. 48. Successfully banned (for a time) evolution from schools
  49. 49. Questioned vigorously about the bible
  50. 50. Final event of his life, leaving him in a bad light </li></ul>Scope's “Monkey” Trial
  51. 51. <ul><li>Passed away July 26, 1925
  52. 52. Intense heat and stress of the trial was too much for his body
  53. 53. Buried at Arlington National Cemetery </li></ul>Death
  54. 54. http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/database/article_display.cfm?HHID=157 http://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/bryan-william-jennings http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/scopes/bryanw.htm http://www.mtholyoke.edu/acad/intrel/bryan.htm http://projects.vassar.edu/1896/bryan.html http://sdrc.lib.uiowa.edu/traveling-culture/essay.htm Information Credits
  55. 55. Slide 1: http://www.agribusinesscouncil.org/bryan.htm Slide 3: http://www.christianity.com/ChurchHistory/11630519/ Slide 5: http://darrow.law.umn.edu/photo.php?pid=89 Slide 6: http://www.effectivepresentations.com/resources/info/william-jennings-bryan-imperialism Slide 8: http://campaignrhetoric.wordpress.com/2011/04/22/1896-bryans-cross-of-gold-dennis-oneill/ Slide 13: http://history.state.gov/departmenthistory/people/bryan-william-jennings Slide 15: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/monkeytrial/timeline/index.html Photo Credits

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