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Gould 1 Shavel Gould Professor Eric Medlin History 132 22 March 2019 Why did the populist movement fail? The populist movement of 1892 was put in place “to restore democracy and economic opportunity” (VOF 52). It was angled to replace the democratic party and help farmers live a better life. The movement was led by a rebellion of southern farmers against the main political parties for ignoring their wants. The farmers had a long list of issues including not being able to sell crops and the failure to grow them as well. The populist movement failed because the economy increased, loss of William Jennings Bryan in the presidential election and the creation of the progressive party. The south was full of working-class people. Among these working class were farmers. The farmers weren’t receiving money for crops and weren’t able to advertise as well. They needed more money which created the populist movement. The populist platform created at the Omaha convention outlines increasing the monetary benefits as one of their goals. In the
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