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Presidential Campaigns in U.S. History: William J. Bryan

Cross of Gold campaign speech

NPR Radio The Cross of Gold Speech, delivered July 9, 1896, was re-created for a recording in 1921.
William Jennings Bryan speech. short biography

Campaign of 1896

Election Results

Candidate Party Electoral Vote Popular Vote Percentage
William J Bryan Democratic 176 6,502,925 47.70%
William McKinley Republican 271 7,104,779


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