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    Populism and Progressivism I. The Populist Party A. Background: What changes were taking place in agriculture in the U.S. between 1870 and 1900? 1. Mechanization- machine were replacing people and animals of doing agricultural. Tractors being developed produced right after civil war. Problems: need money to own tractors‚ banks load money to farmer‚ interest. Upkeep and maintain it to keep tractors running. Money to paid mechanic Added to the financial risk of farming‚ already

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    The Rise and Fall of Populism The Farmer’s Alliance In the 1880s‚ as drought hit the wheat-growing areas of the Great Plains and prices for Southern cotton sunk to new lows‚ many tenant farmers fell into deep debt. Lenders‚ grain-elevator owners‚ and others with whom farmers did business were angered. Depression worsened in the early 1890s‚ and some industrial workers shared different views on labor‚ trust‚ and monopolies. If the various alliances between the North

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    Populism and progressivism Populism and progressivism were two big movements that caused major transformation in the history of the United States. Both movements participated in creating reforms in order to help making the overall conditions of the United States better in variety of domains. Populism and Progressivism were similar in some ways but different in other ways. Populism stated in the 1892s in St. Louis by a group of farmers and poor white people. Populists demanded the improvement of

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    In the late nineteenth century‚ around 1880-1900‚ many farmers were experiencing problems and threats to their way of life. The valid complaints of the farmers dealt with the money supply system in America and the large railroad companies. In 1892‚ the platform for the Populist Party was laid down. In this platform it is stated that “the national power to create money is appropriated to enrich bondholders ... thereby adding millions to the burdens of the people.” This is discussing the demonetization

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    that crisis with a stand against imperialism‚ a commitment to human rights‚ and a deep distrust of big business. While most studies of Populism have focused on regional activities or on its intellectual and social underpinnings‚ little has been written about the record of this radical party in the national legislature. Now one of our foremost scholars of Populism presents the first comprehensive treatment of the party in

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    Populism and the Wizard of OZ The Wizard of OZ is an allegory some say‚ written by Frank Baum during the turnoff the 20th Century. There are many people who have made numerous comparisons between the political climate of the time‚ the characters and themes of the book. Initially a children’s novel‚ the book has come to mean so much more for so many more. For this project you will research the Populist movement and compare what you find to the research you complete on the true meaning of the Wizard

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    Reconstruction By: 9/9/2013 1. Columbian historian Eric Foner (1983) quotes W. E. B. Dubois in calling reconstruction a “splendid failure (p.16).” After studying the events of late 19th century‚ defend whether or not you agree with his position. What are the long-term implications? In my opinion the one of the largest mistakes that was made was the amount of racism that still continued in America. Still to this day there is a large amount of racism in America‚ the only difference is it

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    1. Russian Populism The Populist movement resulted from Alexander II’s Great Reforms. The purpose of the reforms was to take Russia into the future. 2. Lenin’s Imperialism: the Highest State of Capitalism describes the function of financial capital in generating profits from imperial colonialism‚ as the final stage of capitalist development to ensure greater profits 3. People’s Will (Narodnaia Volia) a newspaper published by the People’s Will revolutionary

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    Populist Party Also known as the ‘People’s Party’‚ the Populist Party was born out of frustration with the answers given by the Republicans and Democrats. This party was made for the individuals in the South and Great Plains‚ who wanted new laws concerning the way in which farmers were being treated and the price rates of the crops they were producing. As a result‚ this party came up in Kansas‚ Nebraska‚ and in the Dakotas‚ which were states that formerly had Republican majorities. In turn‚ Texas

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    INDEPENDENT PARTY 1) Values and Beliefs -Protect the right to life of the innocent unborn; -Stop the undeclared wars which are daily costing American lives and billions of tax dollars; -Stop reckless spending‚ including foreign aid‚ and take care of America’s domestic needs -End debt financing of both Federal and State governments; -End the Federal income tax‚ and restore a tariff based revenue system; -Immediately terminate international trade agreements such as NAFTA‚ WTO‚ and the proposed

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