What was William Jennings Bryan's “free silver” campaign all about?

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It was Bryan’s promise in the 1896 election to mint silver specie at a 16:1 ratio to gold specie, creating a more liquid economy by increasing the value backing the dollar and allowing more money to be introduced for afflicted and poor peoples. This was supported by the then-relevant Populist Party.

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