History 9-9 - income tax votes for women direct election of...

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The populists Farming in late 19 th century becoming difficult Falling prices and rising debt Existing political parties not meeting farmers needs Series of lackluster presidents The Farmers organize The grange The farmers alliance The populist party formed 1890 Stronghold in plains and the south Some success in 1892 Platform-free coinage of silver at 16/1 ratio with gold The populists Other issues-govt. ownership of R.R, no national banks, sub-treasury plan, graduated
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Unformatted text preview: income tax, votes for women, direct election of senators 1896 the populist best chance William Jennings Bryan and the cross of gold speech Democrats nominate Bryan, so do populists Reasons they failed Too radical Too poor, rural, uneducated Urban workers had different interests Urban radicals would not accept their leadership Legacy...
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