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Meet Amazing Americans Leaders & Statesmen William Jennings Bryan
William Jennings Bryan, full-length portrait, seated at desk, facing left
William Jennings Bryan's influence was felt for years to come.

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William Jennings Bryan Supported Many Causes
Bryan's efforts had a lasting influence, even after he was no longer active in the Democratic Party. His belief in the power of the government to right wrongs and injustices and to guarantee the rights of all Americans is seen in programs like Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal initiatives. This program helped lift the country out of the Great Depression that followed the stock market crash of 1929. Can you think of other Americans whose beliefs were similar to Bryan's? What are some of their achievements?
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