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Decade at a Glance

The U.S. population expands to 62,947,714.

The financial panic of 1893 causes the worst economic depression in American history at that time. Jacob Coxey leads his army of 6000 unemployed men on a march on Washington, D.C. Williams Jennings Bryan electrifies the Democratic Presidential Convention with his "Cross of Gold" speech and wins the nomination.

The boll weevil arrives in the Texas cotton fields.

The battleship Main blows up and sinks in Cuba triggering the Spanish-American War.