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What was the dispute over the form of National Currency between William Jennings Bryan and William McKinley?

-was it about the Gold standard and coinage of silver?

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    "The supporters of silver coinage urged the federal government to buy large quantities of silver, issue currency based on it, and put 16 times as much of it in a silver dollar as the amount of gold in a gold dollar."

    So Bryan wanted silver to be the nation's currency and not gold?

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    Right.

    http://www.americaslibrary.gov/aa/bryan/aa_bryan_silver_2.html

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