Exeter, NE Speech, 1896-11-02

Speech by William Jennings Bryan.

Speech by William Jennings Bryan
Monday, November 2, 1896 at 3:40pm
Depot, Exeter, NE

Source: FROM LINCOLN TO OMAHA., Mr. Bryan Speaks at Greenwood, Ashland and Gretna., Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition), Tuesday, November 3, 1896

[After talking to his supporters for a minute or two, he turned to his opponents] and to these he said that in voting for a gold standard they must have forgotten the feeling of pride that came to every American in reading the pages of history that described the revolutionary war.


...[H]e told them...that unless they wanted their children to feel the blush of shame for the action of their fathers they should not vote for a policy that allowed American finances to be dominated by foreign influences.

About this Document

  • Source: Omaha World-Herald (Morning Edition)
  • Published: Omaha, NE
  • Citation: 2
  • Date: November 2, 1896