Growing Discontent

Growing Discontent - Growing Discontent a. Populist Party...

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Growing Discontent a. Populist Party i. Formed in 1892 in response to the tariff and government injustice ii. They were for the common farmers and workers iii. Met in Nebraska and wrote their “Omaha Platform,” which demanded: 1. Inflation and unlimited coinage of silver 2. Graduated income tax (tax that would be higher the more money you made) 3. Government ownership of railroads, telegraph, and telephone 4. Direct election of U.S. senators 5. One term limit on the presidency 6. Adoption of the initiative and referendum to allow citizens to shape legislation more directly 7. Shorter workday 8. Immigration restrictions b. Nationwide Strikes (1892) i. Andrew Carnegie’s Homestead (Homestead Strike) 1. The steel plant near Pittsburgh called in 300 armed Pinkerton guards (a security guard agency) to stop a strike by steelworkers angry over pay cuts 2. PA militia were eventually summoned 3. 10 died and 60 were wounded ii. Coeur d’Alene district (1892) 1. Federal troops bloodily quelled another strike among silver miners in Idaho c. Populist Nomination In 1892 i. General Weaver ii. Got 1 million popular votes iii. 22 electoral votes – one of the few third parties to do so. These came from Midwestern States
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