Populism - Steven Flood History 102 Populism/Great...

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Steven Flood History 102 Populism/Great Migration William Jennings Bryan delivers this speech with many different things he tried to impress upon us, but one of his main objectives was to speak out against the gold standard. His line of argument is the increasing doubt over whether or not the gold standard is the proper way to base the dollar, which was almost unanimously agreed upon in the past. He was also of the idea that it was best to solve the problems of the poorest, and this would in turn spring up through the upper classes, as opposed to the contrary, that helping big businessmen will allow money to trickle down, which s still believed today. “The Populist Uprising,” written by Mary Lease, is written to the many flaws many saw during the days of populism. She expresses resentment towards Wall Street, and the big business men in the “producing east” that control the company. Similarly, she expresses discontent with the banking system, and the loan sharks that run them. She calls for the abolition of the national
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