1 edition of silver issue and political fusion in Colorado: 1896 found in the catalog.
silver issue and political fusion in Colorado: 1896
Paul F. Gerhard
|Series||[Wichita, Kan. University] University studies,, no. 46, University of Wichita bulletin,, v. 35, no. 4|
|LC Classifications||AS36 .W62 no. 46|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||15|
|LC Control Number||61001467|
The election of The Democrats were certainly hurt by the Panic of ; both the Republicans and Populists gained seats in the congressional elections. As the country anticipated the presidential campaign of , it was clear that the main campaign issue would be whether to have a silver or gold monetary standard. It came roaring out of the West in , shaking the political establishment to its foundations.” More than just the Eastern Establishment, the Wicked Witch of the East is Grover Cleveland. The Lion falling asleep in the poppy field represents the issue of anti-imperialism, which distracts Bryan from the free silver issue.
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The silver issue and political fusion in Colorado: ; a study of the pre-election maneuvers of political parties and of the members of the Colorado delegation to the Fifty-fifth Congres[s].
Free silver was a major economic policy issue in lateth-century America. Its advocates were in favor of an expansionary monetary policy featuring the unlimited coinage of silver into money on demand, as opposed to strict adherence to the more carefully fixed money supply implicit in the gold ters of an important place for silver in a bimetallic money system making use of both.
The question of the currency had been a major political issue since the mids. Advocates of free silver (or bimetallism) wanted the government to accept all silver bullion presented to it and to return it, struck into coin, at the historic value ratio between gold and silver of 16 to would restore a practice abolished in A free silver policy would inflate the currency, as the Affiliation: Democratic Party; also endorsed by.
The nominations. The presidential campaign of was one of the most exciting in American history. The central issue was the country’s money economic depression had begun inand public opinion—and even the Democratic Party—was split between those who favoured the gold standard and those who favoured free silver, a type of currency inflation, to help alleviate the.
The Free Silver Movement gained added political strength at the outset because of the sharp economic depression of the mids. Its first significant success was the enactment of the Bland-Allison Act inwhich restored the silver dollar as legal tender and required the U.S.
Treasury to purchase each month between $2, and $4, worth of silver and coin it into dollars. The United States presidential election was the 28th quadrennial presidential election, held on Tuesday, November 3, Former Governor William McKinley, the Republican candidate, defeated Democrat William Jennings campaign, which took place during an economic depression known as the Panic ofwas a realigning election that ended the old Third Party System and.
The People's Party, also known as the Populist Party or simply the Populists, was a left-wing agrarian populist lateth-century political party in the United States. The Populist Party emerged in the early s as an important force in the Southern United States and the Western United States, but the party collapsed after it nominated Democrat William Jennings Bryan in the United.
The election of is seen as the beginning of a new era in American politics, or a "realignment" election. Ever since the election ofAmerican presidential contests had, on some level, been a referendum on whether the country should be governed by agrarian interests (rural indebted farmers--the countryside--"main street") or industrial interests (business--the city--"wall street").
To achieve national success, Weaver and other Populist leaders, who had already fused with Democrats in state elections, began pursuing a policy to arrange in a national fusion based on the issue of free silver. Their strategy went awry, however, when the Democratic Party nominated William Jennings Bryan of Nebraska on a free silver platform.
Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. Rarely has a third political party in the United States exerted a force upon national events comparable to that of the Populists during the s. This force reached its climax in the presidential race ofwhen the national reforms epitomized in the cry for free silver were at issue.
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This engrossing narrative chronicles the period immediately following the collapse of the Greenback-Labor Party in the s and the subsequent rise of Populism a few years later. Originating in the Midwest and the South as a political response to the increasingly painful economic distress of the nation's farmers, the Populist Party-the most powerful agrarian movement in American history.
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searches the inventories of overbooksellers worldwide, accessing millions of books in just one simple step. Colorado yielded gold and silver at Pikes Peak in and Leadville in Nevada claimed Comstock Lode, the largest of American silver strikes.
From Coeur d'Alene in Idaho to Tombstone in Arizona, boom towns flowered across the American West. They produced not only gold and silver, but zinc, copper, and lead, all essential for the eastern. In women had full suffrage in only three states, all of them in the West. Wyoming gave women the vote inwhen the state was still a territory.
Colorado women won suffrage in an referendum, backed by a Populist administration and by some adopted the measure in the s, but it was struck down in the s by Congress in an alleged effort to combat Mormon. (); Ronnie W. Faulkner, "North Carolina Democrats and Silver Fusion Politics, " North Carolina Historical Review 59(3): Issn: ↑ Thomas Adams Upchurch, "Why Populism Failed in Mississippi." Journal of Mississippi History 65(3): Issn: Tom published his first political memorabilia sales list at and founded a major mail order auction at Somehow he managed to find time to graduate from Yale with honors, and brief experiments with law school and a corporate sales position were but minor detours.
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Bryan, Religion, and the Silver Question by Pam Epstein, Vassar ' The prevailing issue of the campaign between Bryan and McKinley was, without a doubt, the question of the gold standard versus free the Republican and the Democratic platforms were based on their respective views of how currency should be managed in the future.
The Democratic Party, which supported silver and free trade, absorbed the remnants of the Populist movement as the presidential elections of neared.
The Democratic convention that year was witness to one of the most famous speeches in U.S. political history.He fought to maintain the broad-based reformist and independent goals of the Populist Party against those who favored fusion with the major parties and a narrow focus on the silver issue.
Initially a supporter of the inclusion of blacks in the agrarian movement, he later turned to race baiting, advocating black disfranchisement, and to virulent.As silver was cheaper, economists warned more people would mint it, and thus cause inflation.
Gold Standard was supported in the NE, while Free Silver saw much support in the S and W. Farmers would benefit from higher prices for crops, and wanted silver. The silver Vs. gold issue was a central point in the elections of and