(Multiple Choice) What was "free silver"? (Foner, Ch 17) Group of answer choices It was a conspiracy by silver miners to fix prices of silver with other silver producers around the world. It was an economic theory supported by Populists and Democrats that proposed inflating the money supply in order to raise crop prices. It was a political strategy that was employed by the Populist Party to capture the governorships of all Northeastern states. It was Britains idea to keep up international trade by pegging all currencies exchange rate to silver.