William Jennings Bryan

NOUN
  1. United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
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  • Carvel, "within their limits, are works of art;" The Inside of the Cup "is no more than a compendium of paralogy, as silly and smattering as a speech by William Jennings Bryan or a shocker by Jane Addams. A Book of Prefaces
  • Here are yesteryear's gold bugs, silverites, and bimetallists. Finally, William Jennings Bryan appears with his popular ‘Cross of Gold’ oration.
  • But maybe, let's turn a glance at our own American history with a renewed respect for those marvelous losers, Teddy Roosevelt, Gene Debs, William Jennings Bryan and Upton Sinclair, whose failed campaigns lay long-term groundwork for progressive victories. Clancy Sigal: A Disappointed Democrat? You bet
  • Most notably, William Jennings Bryan, “The Great Commoner” and the fieriest critic of the new concentrations of wealth and power, fused fundamentalist religious fervor and political radicalism, culminating in his famous “Cross of Gold” peroration at the Democratic National Convention of 1896.36 The phrase “What would Jesus do?” was popularized in a bestselling 1899 novel by Charles Sheldon, a Congregational minister in Topeka, Kansas, as an appeal to overturn economic inequality. American Grace
  • In 1896, the Democratic party coopted an aspect of the Populists' financial program, the free and unlimited coinage of silver, on behalf of the candidacy of William Jennings Bryan.
  • His followers see in him a populist hero, but more than anything else he resembles a postmodern version of William Jennings Bryan, the Democratic firebrand whose demagoguery derailed the People's Party in 1896.
  • The awe-inducing nature of thestructure led William Jennings Bryan, 1896 presidential candidate andWoodrow Wilson's secretary of state, to declare it the eighth wonder ofthe world.
  • It was in 1896, on a summer day when the mercury reached 107 on the streets of Emporia, Kansas, that 28-year-old William Allen White���s sidewalk altercation with a group of William Jennings Bryan���s supporters lead him to pen the ���What���s the Matter with Kansas��� newspaper column that made him famous. Andrei Cherny: Why Liberal Isn���t���Liberal
  • McKinley again faced Democrat William Jennings Bryan in the presidential election of 1900. Five People Born on January 29 | myFiveBest
  • Price enjoyed some initial success helped in part by William Jennings Bryan's antievolution crusade during the 1920s, but his outsider status ensured that his impact on mainstream Protestantism would be limited. Matt J. Rossano: Creationism: That (Not So) Old Time Religion
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