hst202 CH18 - while built upon the love of the whole people...

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The Populist platform of 1892, adopted at the party’s Omaha convention, it spoke of a nation “brought to the verge of moral, political, and material ruin” by political corruption and economic inequality. The platform put forth a long list of proposals to restore democracy and economic opportunity, including government control of the currency and a graduated income tax, and asserted that rural and urban workers shared an identity of interest. In addition, Populists called for public ownership of the railroads to guarantee farmers inexpensive access to markets for their crops. They assert their purpose to be identical with the purpose of the National Constitution. They declare that this Republic can only endure as a free government
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Unformatted text preview: while built upon the love of the whole people for each other and for the nation. Their country finds itself confronted by conditions for which there is no precedent in the history of the world. They believe that the power of government- in other words, of the people- should be expanded as rapidly and as far as the good sense of an intelligent people and the teachings of experience shall justify, to the end that oppression, injustice, and poverty shall eventually cease in the land. Q1) How does the Omaha platform identify the main threats to American liberty? Q2)How did Populists seek to rethink the relationship between government power and freedom?...
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2008 for the course HST 202 taught by Professor Na during the Spring '07 term at Cal Poly Pomona.

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