1886 they succeeded in establishing the principle of

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(1886), they succeeded in establishing the principle of government regulation of railroads. Precursor of the Interstate Commerce Act. B. Farmers' Alliances: Falling prices, rising debts, and high shipping rates plagued farmers after Grange disappeared, leading to organization of Farmers Alliances which advocated farmers' cooperatives, legislation to regulate corporations, and a national banking system to increase the money supply. In addition, alliances called for measures to improve rural life such as better public schools, agricultural colleges, and improvement in the status of women. C. In December, 1890, the National Alliance developed the Ocala Platform with the goal of making government more responsive to the people and their problems. The Alliance advocated direct election of senators, a lower tariff to reduce prices, a federally controlled banking system, a subtreasury system, a graduated income tax, and regulatory legislation. D. The Populist Party , organized in 1892, adopted the Omaha platform which demanded more direct democracy, plants to enlist the support of urban labor, an
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graduated income tax, the free and unlimited coinage of silver, and government ownership of railroads, telephone, and telegraph.
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