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Noun1.William Jennings Bryan - United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)William Jennings Bryan - United States lawyer and politician who advocated free silver and prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
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Goddard, William Jennings Bryan, Senator Alben Barkley, and Secretary of War, Harry Woodring.
politician, statesman and anti-war activist William Jennings Bryan wrote, "In war, science has proven itself an evil genius - it has made war more terrible than it ever was before."
The Last Orator for the Millhands: William Jennings Bryan Dorn, 1916-2005
That worldview initially led to the formation of the Populist Party and the rise of William Jennings Bryan. The author traces how, in the face of America's embrace of imperialism in the later 1890s--particularly in the annexation of Hawaii, the Spanish-American War, and the occupation of and war in the Philippines--that unity became harder to maintain.
Later, watching University Challenge, he named the year William Jennings Bryan stood for US president but could not name a flightless bird called a moa.
The statue, created by Philadelphia sculptor Zenos Frudakis, will sit opposite a statue of William Jennings Bryan, the creationist attorney who successfully prosecuted Scopes for illegally teaching evolution at Dayton High School in 1925.
As we shall see, while Wilson had been moving the country toward war for more than two years, making the campaign slogan highly duplicitous, the man who had been his secretary of state, William Jennings Bryan, made heroic efforts to keep us out of the European conflict.
William Jennings Bryan insisted the Bible story of creation was the only story to be taught to school children in their study of the natural world.
The Times of 1896 on William Jennings Bryan (a "cheap and shallow ...
Populist presidential candidate William Jennings Bryan electrified the 1896 Democratic National Convention with a speech in which he called for a new currency standard based on silver rather than gold.
Nearer in time was William Jennings Bryan, a fiery populist from Nebraska and leader of the campaign for "free silver.'' His campaign to make silver, at a ratio of 16-to-1 to gold, a legal basis for the U.S.
Although Taylor identifies a "Jeffersonian revival" from 1896 to 1912, built around the Populist movement and William Jennings Bryan in the Democratic Party, and Robert La Follette in the GOP, it was short-lived.