William Jennings Bryan

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  • The Similarities And Differences Of Populism, Progressivism And The New Deal

    The rural and agrarian farmers supported Populism. They thought that they were the center of the economy because they were the farmers who supplied food for all the people in surrounding areas. William Jennings Bryan was their leader. He believed that God was on his side and that if people were against populism then they were that of the devil. He was the one that wanted free silver from the government. Kazin writes, “Bryan portrayed the cause of free silver as a defense of hardworking Americans and the sovereignty of the nation itself” (Kazin 39). Bryan believed that the gold standard was an ignorant plan and that it would destroy our economy. While people thought these were foolish ideas Bryan did turn out to be right during the New Deal. The Populist’s plan was for the next president to be a Populist and they attempted this by taking over the democratic party. Populism was thought of as a bottom-up argument because it started with the lower class fixing their problems. However, they were unable to broaden their appeal and overcome the Jim Crowe laws so this means they did not get the amount of votes they needed to elect Bryan…

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  • Why Did The Us Enter Ww2 Analysis

    involved in the war. When Germany began sinking vessels President Wilson decided to cut off all ties with Germany including all exported goods coming from America. He tried to use this as a last resort tactic to staying neutral but at this point in time, Wilson and all of his cabinet members saw no other choice but entering the war to stop them from overpowering everyone else. By April 2 he had congress to meet to declare war on Germany. Money was a very heated topic when it came to this War.…

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  • Populism In The 1890s

    During the 1896 election, William Jennings Bryan, was defeated by the hands of the Republican candidate, William McKinley. William Jennings Bryan had been selected by both the Democrats along with the Populists. The Populists, or The People 's Party, was never able to recover from the defeat. The corporate model had won, they defeated the Populist alternative, which combined public, private, and cooperative ownership. It also offered a more inclusive and humane form of development. However, even…

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  • Moral Relativism In The 1920s Essay

    Moral Relativism is an urban idea of intellectualism that discarded God. Christian fundamentalist became outraged with this concept and began a national crusade, the leader of this was William Jennings Bryan; he was still a popular political person in the rural politics of this time. Bryan used his political power in the south to create anti evolution bills. In 1925 the Tennessee legislature passed a bill outlawing the teaching of evolution in public schools and colleges. This bill created even…

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  • The Pros And Cons Of The Scopes Trial

    trial was a true incident of unlawfulness, there lies within a controversy that resonates the idea that this trial contained no true legal value, it simply allowed for more tourist dollars and publicity in the small town of Dayton (Singham 23). In all actuality it is exceedingly unclear whether John Thomas Scopes truly taught evolution during his substitute teaching career (26-27). In support of this controversy, proof exists that instead of continuing to jail after his arrest, Scopes spent his…

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  • John Scopes Research Paper

    The heat got to be so bad in the courtroom that some of the elderly people had some issues, including a member of the prosecution fainting. During the break one of the days of trial, Scopes and William J Bryan Jr went swimming together in a natural pool in town to cool off but they were late returning for afternoon court and reprimanded. During the trial, Judge John Raulston denied all of the defense motions and refused to allow most of their witnesses. The jury was often sent out of the…

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  • The Butler Law: John T. Scopes Trial

    The Scopes Trial took place in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee. A group of teachers decided to test a law called the Butler Law. The Butler law made it illegal to teach the theory of evolution and instead mandated the biblical interpretation of creationism. The teachers felt that academic freedom and integrity as well as separation of church and state was at stake. Twenty four year old science teacher and football coach John T. Scopes would teach the class. Knowing he would be arrested Scopes taught…

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  • War Guilt Clause: Franc The Scopes Trial

    The Scopes trial was between the days of July tenth and July twenty-first, which even included the selection of the jury. The charges that Scopes faces were that he violated the Tennessee anti-evolution law, because he used a textbook that included materials about human evolution. The case was just a misdemeanor with a fine of about one hundred dollars, which should have been disposed of in a few hours. That was not the case, the ACLU wanted this cases to be the center of attention, and be the…

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  • John Scopes: The Battle Over America's Soul

    attention. John Scopes, a twenty-four year old math and science teacher, were approached by George Rappleya and Fred Robinson. The American Civil Liberties Union was willing to cover the costs for any teacher willing to violate the Butler Act, the law in Tennessee which outlawed the practice of teaching evolution in schools. Rappleya and Robinson wanted Scopes to break the law both in protest and to put Dayton on the map of American media. After Scopes used a textbook that contained evolution,…

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  • Choice Of Destiny Essay

    Choice of destiny By: Pauline. L “Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” – William Jennings Bryan. Last two weeks ago, I remembered I was about to have a nice and plentiful dinner outside with my parents. Unfortunately, things didn’t go that smooth as I was expected before. “Pauline, grade 12 is an important year to you, have you decided to go to what kind of stream after graduated from high school?”…

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