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“You came to tell us that the great cities are in favour of the gold standard; we reply that the great cities rest upon our broad and fertile plains. Burn down your cities and leave our farms, and your cities will spring up again as if by magic. But destroy out farms and the grass will grow in the city...You shall not press down upon the brow of labour this crown of thorns. You shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold.”

Explainn an issue not mentioned in the quote that someone supporting Bryan's position would also support

Lower tariffs what could a second one be

  1. Reed

    Yes, that was one of the big issues in 1896. Here's Bryan's party platform:

    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=29586

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