\u2022Practice ofbi metallis m2was obsolete by 1873
\u2022Farmers wanted \u201cfree silver\u201d (16:1)2after Panic 1893 (gold was the official standard for determining value of dollar)
\u2022Silver miners demanded silver to be accepted b/c silver marketing prices deflated\u2013 wanted to exchange silver for a
\u2022many corporations and small businesses closed\ue000 sudden herds of unemployed workers
\u2022Effect: social unrest: Coxey\u2019s Army2 (led by Jacob Coxey),Homestead &Pull man strikes
\u2022Farmers\u2019 loss of both foreign and domestic business: depression in both America &Europe\ue000lowered need and selling
-first presidential candidate to do active campaign- held political
orations throughout states
-known little outside in most states
-antagonized Protestants who held tightly to the old ways &
Catholic immigrants who detested his rural, Protestant morality\ue000
less votes & criticism hurtful for election
-traditional \u201cfront-porch\u201d campaign- did not actively
campaign for office
-Marcus Hanna- prosperous businessmen- potent
financial power behind campaign- raised publicity for
candidate through ads in newspaper & magazines (mass
-Rep. victory- McKinley president\ue000gold officially the standard specie
-end of political stalemate
-urban dominance in America\ue000triumph of modern and urban powers over traditional agrarian political influence
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