The Populist Party was made up of mostly angry farmers in the west and south parts. The party fought bigger businesses that controlled the marketplaces. Though the party was defeated by William McKinley. Even though being defeated they should be admired and considered successful for their will to survive. The Populist Party left a long lasting footprint in politics and that’s why I think it was a success.
The Populist Party became very effective because of the fighting issues becoming a real problem in the future, the unique definition of government, and their thrive for food producers. They publicly gave their opinions against laissez-faire which is a economic environment in which deals from and with private parties are