US History II
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What was the Gold Standard in William Jennings Bryan v. William McKinley?
- that gold was only standard to redeem paper money. What does this mean?
Once upon a time, each paper dollar represented a certain amount of gold owned by the U.S. government. That was called the gold standard. Theoretically, people could go to a bank with a paper dollar and the bank would trade it for a stated amount of gold.