William Jennings Bryan




Salem, Illinois

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Studied Law

I studied law in Chicago for 2 years during my school days.

I also went to Jacksonville for six more years of college.

Cross of Gold Speech

On july 9th, 1896, I gave a speech over the inflation of the gold standard, as some people call it "the most famous speech in US history"


After this, I spent many years as a lawyer and working in courtrooms.
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I was, on a multitude of occasions, the representative for the democratic party running for president.