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Unformatted text preview: Sheet1 Page 1 Populist Party The Populist Party, a third political party that originated in America in the latter part of the nineteenth century, derived as a discontent and economic distress. This was caused by the country's shift from an agricultural American life to one in whic the nation's development. The public felt as if they were being cheated by these "robber barons," a term given to those w middle and lower classes by "boldly stealing the fruits of their toils" (Morgan, 30). These corporate tycoons' conduct was l dubious it was. Cornelius Vanderbilt, a well-known railroad baron, reportedly once said, "Law! What do I care about the la power?" (Morgan, 30) The change from agrarian to industrial had a profound effect on everyone's life. Ignatius Donnelly, Party wrote, "We meet in the midst of a nation brought to the verge of moral, political, and material ruin. Corruption domin Legislatures, the Congress, and touches even the ermine of the bench . . . A vast conspiracy against mankind has been o As a result of this significant transformation, along with several different perspectives of peoples' mores, several reform m commenced, such as prohibition, som, and the Greenback Labor Party. Each of these movements was launched by hopes of making a difference either for themselves or for the good of the country. The farmers, specifically, were unhappy reasons: physical problems, social and intellectual concerns, economic difficulties, and political frustrations. The physical time period. Following 1885, there was a large drought on the American prairie, thus causing this land to become known Furthermore, there were extreme blizzards resulting in innumerable deaths of cattle and livestock. Also, farms were very women and children to lead a life of solitude and boredom. They demanded change. In fact, the women were the ones to meeting places for themselves and their children. This isolation made schooling for children quite difficult. Most kids who receive a proper education, or one of any kind for that matter. Farmers' economic problems are more intricate. Events ba believed that deflation was the cause of their problem. The farmers produced more at a lower price due to improved fertili yet was making less than previously. In fact, in 1894, growers received less income from 23 million acres of cotton than fryet was making less than previously....
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This note was uploaded on 02/04/2011 for the course ENGL 1301 taught by Professor Chumchal during the Spring '08 term at Blinn College.
- Spring '08