What Was the Major Issue in the Election of 1896?


The major issue of the election of 1896 was free and unlimited coinage of silver. William McKinley was on the side of gold and William Jennings Bryan was for silver.
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The issue in the US election of 1896 that was considered to be 'the major issue' was the production and issuance of unlimited coinage. The coinage in question was specifically silver. William McKinley was opposed to this idea; he wanted to stick with the gold standard. William Jennings Bryan however, was very supportive of the idea of unlimited access to silver.
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