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Key Issue of the 1896 Election

SATUSH-EEKBKJ

We will answer their demand for a gold standard by saying to them: You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this crown of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold! -William Jennings Bryan, 1896

Which of the following was a key political issue throughout the Gilded Age, and would be the main issue of the 1896 election, as highlighted by William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" Speech?

A

Chinese immigration restriction.

B

Increasing American imperialist actions.

C

Tariff rates.

D

Relations with emerging Latin American nations.

E

Whether or not the US should engage in inflationary measures.