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Populism: The Precursor to Progressivism. Populism in America. Farmers Unite: Form the Grange Fight Railroad abuses, foreclosures Fight use of gold money. Populist Party Platform. Increase money supply Graduated income tax Federal loan programs Popular election of senators

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Populism the precursor to progressivism

Populism: The Precursor to Progressivism


Populism in america

Populism in America

  • Farmers Unite:

    • Form the Grange

    • Fight Railroad abuses, foreclosures

    • Fight use of gold money


Populist party platform

Populist Party Platform

  • Increase money supply

  • Graduated income tax

  • Federal loan programs

  • Popular election of senators

  • Single Term for President

  • Secret Ballot

  • 8 hour work day

  • Immigration restrictions


The end of populism

The End of Populism

  • William Jennings Bryan loses election of 1896

    • Fear of inflation

    • Lack of financing

    • William McKinley was well recognized and supported

  • Movement showed power of common people when they organized.

  • Many goals met during Progressive Era.


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