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The Gilded Age-Farmer’s Revolt. Economic Conditions Problems with the currency Granger Movement Farmer’s Alliances The Omaha Platform of 1892 The Election of 1896. Farmer’s “villains”. The Railroads. Farmer’s “villains”. The Railroads High Tariffs. Farmer’s “villains”. The Railroads

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the gilded age farmer s revolt
The Gilded Age-Farmer’s Revolt
  • Economic Conditions
  • Problems with the currency
  • Granger Movement
  • Farmer’s Alliances
  • The Omaha Platform of 1892
  • The Election of 1896
farmer s villains3
Farmer’s “villains”
  • The Railroads
  • High Tariffs
farmer s villains4
Farmer’s “villains”
  • The Railroads
  • High Tariffs
  • High Debt
farmer s villains5
Farmer’s “villains”
  • The Railroads
  • High Tariffs
  • High Debt
  • Inadequate Currency in circulation
three types of currency8
Three Types of Currency
  • Greenbacks
  • National Bank Notes
three types of currency9
Three Types of Currency
  • Greenbacks
  • National Bank Notes
  • Metallic Currency - gold and silver (specie)
the grange
The Grange
  • Known as the Patrons of Husbandry
  • Initiated to relieve the loneliness of farmers and their families
  • Also intended to be a forum where they could exchange ideas
farmer s alliances
Farmer’s Alliances
  • Northwestern Alliance
  • Southern Alliance
  • Colored Farmer’s Alliance
the sub treasury plan13
The Sub-Treasury Plan
  • Farmers would store crops in govt. warehouses
the sub treasury plan14
The Sub-Treasury Plan
  • Farmers would store crops in govt. warehouses
  • Govt. loans farmers 80% of value of crops

at 1% interest

the sub treasury plan15
The Sub-Treasury Plan
  • Farmers would store crops in govt. warehouses
  • Govt. loans farmers 80% of value of crops

at 1% interest

  • Would give farmers source of cheap credit
the sub treasury plan16
The Sub-Treasury Plan
  • Farmers would store crops in govt. warehouses
  • Govt. loans farmers 80% of value of crops

at 1% interest

  • Would give farmers source of cheap credit
  • Farmers could sell crops for more $
the sub treasury plan17
The Sub-Treasury Plan
  • Farmers would store crops in govt. warehouses
  • Govt. loans farmers 80% of value of crops

at 1% interest

  • Would give farmers source of cheap credit
  • Farmers could sell crops for more $
  • Also would solve problem of currency, as

Govt. would loan money in Greenbacks

omaha platform 1892
Omaha Platform 1892
  • Subtreasury Plan
  • Unlimited Coinage of Silver currency
  • Increase $ supply to $50/capita
  • Graduated income tax
  • postal savings banks
  • nationalize rr’s, telephone and telegraph
  • 8 hour work day and outlaw Pinkertons
the election of 1896
The Election of 1896
  • Democrat- Wm. Jennings Bryan
  • Republican- William McKinley
the election of 189622
The Election of 1896
  • Democrat- Wm. Jennings Bryan
  • Republican- William McKinley
  • McKinley defeats Bryan
results of election of 1896
Results of Election of 1896
  • The Frontier was closed (1890)
results of election of 189624
Results of Election of 1896
  • The Frontier was closed (1890)
  • Transition from rural to urban at peak
results of election of 189625
Results of Election of 1896
  • The Frontier was closed (1890)
  • Transition from rural to urban at peak
  • In the end, the city won out over the country
results of election of 189626
Results of Election of 1896
  • The Frontier was closed (1890)
  • Transition from rural to urban at peak
  • In the end, the city won out over the country
  • Myth of Yeoman Farmer put to rest
results of election of 189627
Results of Election of 1896
  • The Frontier was closed (1890)
  • Transition from rural to urban at peak
  • In the end, the city won out over the country
  • Myth of Yeoman Farmer put to rest
  • Urban industrial values had taken over political system