turning point; when Jennings Bryan said "You shall not press down upon the brow of labor this corny of thorns, you shall not crucify mankind upon a cross of gold!"
This was one of the most dramatic presidential elections and was fought between William Jennings Bryan (bimetallism)
and William McKinley. It was also known as the battle of the standards, because it was primarily focused on the gold and silver standards of money, because economics were primarily the main concern during this election. McKinley was most popular in the Northeast, Upper Mid West, and the Pacific Coast while Bryan was strongest in the South, the rural mid west, and the Rocky Mountain areas. Even though Bryan lost the election, his ideas would place a role in prompting the economic programs in the future; in second term of McKinley, it was important as to who was his VP, Roosevelt and this meant end of Gilded Age
Barry Goldwater's title= "Mr. Conservative"; since 1950s group of thinkers in conservatism; try to revive ideas of individualism with patriotism, religion, and capitalism tinged with optimism; fears of gov and "Creeping socialism" helped unite conservatives; Buckley publish "National Review" magazine to promote conservatism; Reagan=MOST successful conservative spokesman; stood for individual freedom, free market economics, rule of law, respect for traditions within Wester Civilization, lower taxes, less reg. of business, equality, transcendent moral order, property rights and isolationism (sometimes); PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY AND LIMITED GOV Gorbachev pulled SU troops from Afghan and SU communist power fell; Hungary, Poland, East Germany bulgaria, Czech, and Romania held free elections; Gorbachev won first free elections in SU since 1917, winning in 1990; he made deals with Bush by signing START Treaty to decrease nuclear weapons; collapse of Berlin Wall, dissolution of Warsaw Pact, USSR dies away, Boris Yelton take control of free Rusia, independence in East Germany; Gorbachev resigned 1991, Cold War Over and US won