Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Primary Analysis: The Cross of Gold
Please read and comment on the following reading. It is the full text of William Jennings Bryan's Cross of Gold speech, delivered at the 1896 Democrat Presidential Convention. Also available is an audio version, recorded 25 years later. For others, perhaps you'd prefer to watch an actor performing the speech.
When commenting, you should provide your own personal insight, and comment on another person's response. Tell whether you agree or disagree with that person, be sure to describe what about somebody else's previous comments do you agree/disagree with; base it on evidence. Connect your responses to the content of chapter 27 & 28.
Evaluate Bryan's message as the thesis of Populism.