Unformatted text preview: warfare. Government claims it doesn’t have responsibility for workers’ rights. Keep convincing people that they can prosper. Train companies ask government for land grants. Many times gov’t gave to them for a cheap price (i.e. dollar/yr) Laissez-faire – hands off policy. Leads to corporate abuse. 1880’s and on. Small groups of factory workers, famers etc. form the populist party(People’s Party – 1892) Populism is diverse and fails, yet still remains. Every candidate represents themselves as a person of the people. Pitchfork Ben Tillman – segragationalist gone populist. Sharecropping – many slaves back to work on plantations w/ their own little plot of land. Gold v. silver – dominated presidential campaigns. Tariffs -...
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- Spring '08
- Industrial Revolution, Horatio Alger, Mass production, Benjamin Tillman, 30th Positive effects