The free coinage of silver, especially at a fixed ratio to gold, advocated in the late 1800s to increase the demand for silver and to counteract inflation in the currency.
The free coinage of silver, esp. at a fixed ratio to the gold coined in the same period.
Free-silver Sentence Examples
Fred had taken the geezer bus to Atlantic City—ten free silver dollars plus a free meal—so Dean was on his own for the early evening.
In a campaign largely restricted to the question of free-silver coinage he was defeated for re-election in 1894, and subsequently was also defeated as the Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.
The free-silver theory was now dead, and while the main question was that of the attitude to be taken towards the Trusts it was much confused by personal issues, Mr Roosevelt himself intervening strongly in favour of the Republican nominee, Mr Taft.
During the free silver controversy he adhered to the Cleveland section of the Democratic party, and failed to be re-elected when his term in the Senate expired in 1899.
He was a delegate to the Democratic National Convention of 1896, but withdrew after the adoption of the free-silver plank.