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Campaign Text-Book of the National Democratic Party 1896
Democratic National Committee (U.S.)
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administration adopted American amount average Belgium bimetallic Bryan Buckner bullion bushel cent Chicago platform circulation citizens coinage of silver commercial commodities conference Congress Constitution convention cotton crops currency debased declared delegates demand Democracy Democratic party demonetization depositors deposits depreciated currency depreciation equal exchange export fact farm farmer Federal five-franc pieces foreign France free coinage free silver gold and silver gold coin gold dollar gold standard Government increase industry interest issued Latin Monetary Union Latin Union legal tender legal-tender legislation less measure ment metal monetary money supply mortgages National Democratic paid paper pound present President price of silver principles production profit prosperity protection purchasing power reduced Republican party seigniorage Senate shekel shillings silver bullion silver coin silver dollar silver party silver standard tariff tion trade Treasury true United unlimited coinage wage-earners wages weight wheat worth
Page 10 - ... the dollar unit of coinage of both metals must be of equal intrinsic and exchangeable value, or be adjusted through international agreement or by such safeguards of legislation as shall insure the maintenance of the parity of the two metals and the equal power of every dollar, at all times, in the markets and in the payment of debts; and we demand that all paper currency shall be kept at par with and redeemable in such coin.
Page 1-66 - There cannot, in short, be intrinsically a more insignificant thing, in the economy of society, than money; except in the character of a contrivance for sparing time and labour. It is a machine for doing quickly and commodiously, what would be done, though less quickly and commodiously, without it : and like many other kinds of machinery, it only exerts a distinct and independent influence of its own when it gets out of order.
Page 2-9 - And it is hereby declared to be the policy of the United States to continue the use of both gold and silver as standard money, and to coin both gold and silver into money of equal Intrinsic and exchangeable value, such equality to be secured through international agreement or by such safeguards of legislation as will...
Page 10 - We are unalterably opposed to monometallism, which has locked fast the prosperity of an industrial people in the paralysis of hard times. Gold monometallism Is a British policy and its adoption has brought other nations into financial servitude to London. It Is not only un-American but...
Page 2-9 - ... the established policy of the United States to maintain the two metals on a parity with each other upon the present legal ratio, or such ratio as may be provided by law.
Page 1-98 - We hold it to be an incontrovertible principle that the government of the United States may, by means of physical force, exercised through its official agents, execute on every foot of American soil the powers and functions that belong to it.
Page 2-9 - Bonds shall be payable as to both principal and interest in United States gold coin of the present standard of weight and fineness, or its equivalent in gold bullion, or, at the option of Great Britain, upon not less than thirty days...
Page 1-8 - And it is hereby further declared that the efforts of the Government should be steadily directed to the establishment of such a safe system of bimetallism as will maintain at all times the equal power of every dollar coined or issued by the United States, in the markets and in the payment of debts.
Page 1-5 - ... the free and unlimited coinage of silver and gold at the present legal ratio of 16 to 1, without waiting for the aid or consent of any other nation.