This is a 17 slide, highly animated, power point presentations on US Presidential Elections - Election of 1896 - McKinley. Each of the presentation slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
Everything seemed to be falling into place for the Populists. James Weaver made an impressive showing in 1892, and now Populist ideas were being discussed across the nation. The Panic of 1893 was the worst financial crisis to date in American history. As the soup lines grew larger, so did voters' anger at the present system.
When Jacob S. Coxey of Ohio marched his 200 supporters into the nation's capital to demand reforms in the spring of 1894, many thought a revolution was brewing. The climate seemed to ache for change. All that the Populists needed was a winning Presidential candidate in 1896. When Populist ideas began to spread, Democratic voters of the South and West gave enthusiastic endorsement.
At the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1896, Bryan delivered a speech that made his career. Demanding the free coinage of silver, Bryan shouted, "You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!" Thousands of delegates roared their approval, and at the age of 36, the “Boy Orator” received the Democratic nomination. The "Cross of Gold speech has long been regarded as the greatest speech ever delivered at a political convention.
The presentation covers the following:
The Great Commoner
The Populist Party
The Boy Orator
William Jennings Bryant (2)
William McKinley (2)
Understanding the Results (2)
“Cross of Gold” Speech
Preserving the Speech
End of Presentation
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