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Aka Christian Salera.  Very Religious  At age 12, I made a campaign speech for my father.  Loved Politics and math  Graduated as the Valedictorian.

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1 Aka Christian Salera

2  Very Religious  At age 12, I made a campaign speech for my father.  Loved Politics and math  Graduated as the Valedictorian of Illinois College in 1881  Married Mary Elizabeth Baird  Moved to Jacksonville and started a Law office.  1887, We moved to Nebraska.

3 -Congressman 1890,1892 -1896 “Cross of Gold” Speech Free Silver -Populist, Democratic, Silver Republican and National Silver POTUS Nominee in 1896,1900,1908

4  Became Secretary of State under President Wilson  Negotiated 28 treaties that promised arbitration of disputes before war broke out between the signatory countries and the United States  Resigned in June 1915

5  Editor in Chief of the Omaha World:- Herald  Served briefly in the Spanish-American War.  Was a Speaker on the Chautaugua circuit

6  I made one of the most effective speeches ever.  I was true to myself The FOLLOWING I Contributed too.  1. graduated income tax(16th Amendment)  2. Direct Election of the U.S. Senate by the people not by electoral college  3. women's suffrage(19th Amendment)  4. Workmen's Compensation  5. minimum wage  6. eight-hour day


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