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Now let the lion beware!

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Henry C. Lodge plays a horn labeled "Discrimination Against England," Benjamin Harrison plays cymbals labeled "Bimetallic Standard," Thomas B. Reed beats a tub labeled "Bimetallism" with a club labeled "Speech," and Whitelaw Reid plays a trumpet and holds a paper labeled "Tribune." They are on a wharf labeled "U.S." and raising a bimetallic clamor with silver and gold instruments, against the British Lion who is smugly reclining on a bit of land labeled "England" and holding papers labeled "Free Trade," with ships along the shore labeled "To Japan, To India, To S. America, To Australia, [and] To China."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bimetallism; International relations; Piers; Commerce; Lodge, Henry Cabot, 1850-1924; Reed, Thomas B. (Thomas Brackett), 1839-1902; Reid, Whitelaw, 1837-1912; Harrison, Benjamin, 1833-1901

Date: 1894-11-14

Letter from James Bryce to Theodore Roosevelt

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James Bryce thanks Theodore Roosevelt for his recent letter and returns a letter he had enclosed. The political situation in the U.S. Congress concerns Bryce, especially "the steady decline...in the composition and character of the Senate." He wishes he could visit with Roosevelt about these matters. He is tired of the burdens of office and wishes to have the opportunity to travel and visit friends like Roosevelt.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Currency question; Bimetallism; United States. Congress. Senate

Date: 1895-04-10

He did not think so in '92

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William Jennings Bryan casts a vote for the nomination of J. B. Weaver, the Populist Party candidate in 1892, instead of the Democratic Party candidate, Grover Cleveland. Bryan supported the "Populist Platform '92 - Free coinage of silver at half its commercial value, unlimited paper money for everybody, the confiscation of all railroad, telegraph and telephone lines - in short, trailing National Honor in the Mud of Repudiation" over the "Democratic Platform '92 - Bimetallism through international agreement or by such safe guards of legislation as would ensure the parity of both Gold and Silver and preserve the National Honor." Caption: "When the Democratic party is engaged in a struggle, as it is now, any man who deserts it in the face of the enemy will never get back unless he comes in sackcloth and ashes." From Byran's speech at Petersburg, Va., 1896.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Presidents--Elections; Political parties--Platforms; Silver question; Bimetallism; Voting; Allegiance; Populist Party (U.S.); Democratic Party (U.S.); Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Cleveland, Grover, 1837-1908

Date: 1896-10-14

Letter from Theodore Roosevelt to William S. Cowles

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Commissioner Roosevelt reflects on the 1896 presidential election which he found to be the most exciting and important since 1860. The Republicans were victorious but Roosevelt was disappointed that their opponents received such significant support. The Democratic divisions over free silver helped the Republicans. He denies a quote attributed to him calling farmers "the basest class" and is enjoying his work on the Board of Police Commissioners.

Resource Type: Letter

Subject: Presidents--Election; Silver question; Bimetallism; Quotations; Police administration; Republican Party (U.S. : 1854- ); Democratic Party (U.S.); New York (N.Y.). Police Department

Date: 1896-11-19

The Joshua of our silly senate in his great act of trying to make the sun stand still

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Edward O. Wolcott as the biblical Joshua rides on a horse labeled "U.S. Senate" at the head of a small infantry comprised of John Sherman, George F. Hoar, George G. Vest, William A. Peffer, David B. Hill, Julius C. Burrows, Thomas H. Carter, William V. Allen, William J. Sewell, John M. Palmer, Roger Q. Mills, Justin S. Morrill, Matthew Quay, and others unidentified. Many are carrying spears or bow and arrows. They are chasing the sun labeled "Gold Standard" and descending upon a small community of farms and factories. One man carries a military standard that states, "Resolved, that some legislation be had by the U.S. Senate looking to an international conference with the nations of the world for the promotion of Bimetallism. Wolcott's Resolution in Caucus."

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bimetallism; Gold standard; United States. Congress. Senate; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905; Sherman, John, 1823-1900; Hoar, George Frisbie, 1826-1904; Vest, George Graham, 1830-1904; Hill, David B. (David Bennett), 1843-1910; Burrows, Julius C. (Julius Caesar), 1837-1915; Carter, Thomas Henry, 1854-1911; Palmer, John M. (John McAuley), 1817-1900; Quay, Matthew Stanley, 1833-1904; Joshua (Biblical figure); Peffer, William Alfred, 1831-1912; Allen, William V. (William Vincent), 1847-1924; Sewell, William Joyce, 1835-1901; Mills, Roger Q. (Roger Quarles), 1832-1911

Date: 1897-01-06

Wrapped up in his pet idea

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President McKinley, wearing a long cape labeled "Protection Monomania," sits at a desk working on his "Tariff Plans," while ignoring a businessman who offers "Suggestions for Financial Reform." In baskets beneath the desk are papers that state, "Don't forget the issues of the last campaign. [signed] A Banker" and, "Please give a little attention to the money question. [signed] Businessman." Caption: Citizen--Mr. McKinley, I have called to offer a few suggestions about some needed reforms of our financial system. / McKinley--My dear sir, you must excuse me; - I've turned all that over to Senator Wolcott.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Businesspeople; Tariff; Bimetallism; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905

Date: 1897-01-27

Quite true!

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Edward O. Wolcott flies toward the "White House" after getting booted home from England on the foot of Lord "Salisbury." Caption: "President McKinley's bimetallic commission has started for home" - Daily Papers.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Bimetallism; Diplomacy; White House (Washington, D.C.); Wolcott, Edward Oliver, 1848-1905; McKinley, William, 1843-1901; Salisbury, Robert Cecil, Marquess of, 1830-1903

Date: 1897-11-17

The survival of the fittest

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Illustration showing two gladiators, one labeled "Gold Standard" and the other labeled "Silver Standard," in a coliseum, the "Gold Standard" gladiator stands victorious over the "Silver Standard" gladiator, his sword, labeled "16 to 1" lies broken at his side.

Resource Type: Cartoon

Subject: Gold standard; Silver question; Bimetallism; Gladiators

Date: 1900-03-14

Detroit speech

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Draft of a speech with handwritten corrections. Governor Roosevelt rebukes several statements from William Jennings Bryan regarding economic policy, bimetallism, patriotism, and imperialism.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: Spanish-American War (1898); Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Campaign speeches; Presidents--Election; Political parties--Platforms; Economic policy; Gold standard; Bimetallism; Patriotism; Imperialism; Philippines; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906

Date: 1900-09-06

Speech of Gov. Roosevelt at St. Louis, Monday night, Oct. 9, 1900

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In this speech draft with handwritten corrections, Governor Roosevelt campaigns against William Jennings Bryan and his policies. Bryan's prophecies regarding the need for free silver have not come true and the country has prospered. Roosevelt advocates national action to combat the complex problems of trusts. He points out the plight of African Americans and that Bryan seems more concerned with the rights of the "bandits" in the Philippines. Roosevelt does not want the United States to shirk its duty in the Philippines and believes that liberty will come to the islands under the American flag.

Resource Type: Speech

Subject: American Civil War (1861-1865); Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902); Campaign speeches; Silver question; Bimetallism; Trusts, Industrial--Government policy; Business and politics; Constitutional amendments; African Americans--Civil rights; Imperialism--Moral and ethical aspects; Liberty; Philippines; Switzerland; Bryan, William Jennings, 1860-1925; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964

Date: 1900-10-09?

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