SAT Subject US History Practice Question 514: Answer and Explanation
45. William Jennings Bryan's "Cross of Gold" speech at the Democratic Convention of 1896 proposed which of the following?
A. That the United States maintain the gold standard
B. That a cross of gold be erected on the White House lawn
C. That silver be coined to inflate the U.S. currency
D. That churches pay income taxes to aid the poor
E. That the United States sell gold to foreign investors
Correct Answer: C
Bryan opposed the gold standard and supported the notion of coining silver.