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  1. 1. William Jennings Bryan <br />Hall of Fame Presentation<br />
  2. 2. Young Life<br />I was born in Southern Illinois in March of 1860 into an extremely religious family. <br />Education played a large role in my life, so I moved from my family at age 14 in order to further my education. <br />I then moved to Chicago to attend law school. <br />
  3. 3. The Big Move<br />After passing the bar exam I was married and moved to Lincoln, Nebraska. It was here that I began my life as an orator and political figure. <br />
  4. 4. Beginning a Career in Politics<br />In 1890 I was elected into Congress, and then in 1892 I was reelected. <br />Worked for Omaha World-Herald while becoming a well renowned orator<br />In 1896 I presented the Cross of Gold speech making a name for myself in the Democratic Party. <br />In the 1896 elections I ran for the Democrat party using new tactics for promotion. <br />
  5. 5. Military Experience<br />I volunteered for combat in the Spanish-American War<br />Following the war I gave a speech asking what gave America the right to over power other countries for the sake of war. <br />
  6. 6. In the 1900 election I ran as an anti-imperialist thus finding myself in alliances such as Carnegie. <br />After the 1908 presidential elections I realized that my time could be better spent and decided to concentrate more on my speeches. <br />The Other Elections<br />
  7. 7. Chautauqua circuit<br />For the next twelve years I spent all of my time giving speeches all over the country mostly on religion and the Darwinian theory. <br />While associated with this group I was able to again become very involved in my religion. <br />
  8. 8. The Commoner<br />I created a weekly magazine that I used to speak to Democrats, advising them to regulate the railroads more tightly and support the Progressive Movement.<br />
  9. 9. Fight For My Beliefs <br />In 1912 I assist Wilson in his presidential campaign, so when elected he nominated me as Secretary of State. <br />In two years when Wilson’s desire to enter WWI came up I resigned because of my beliefs and continued my work in the chautauqua circuit. <br />
  10. 10. Scopes Trial <br />The Scopes Trial was my most important trail, and one I felt very passionately about. <br />At the end of the trial scopes was found guilty. <br />
  11. 11. The End<br />