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Socialist world-view but he called it “nationalist”e.iii.3.Nationalist clubs are createde.iv.Shows that enough people are unsatisfied that they are looking for solutionse.iv.1.Reformers still weren’t majority f.Reformsf.i.Pendleton Civil Service Act (1883)f.i.1.Makes political position not political; work for government not a political partyf.i.2.Makes government less corrupt and more efficientf.i.3.People set up civil service exam so placement is based on qualificationsf.ii.Interstate Commerce Act (1887)f.ii.1.Gives government jurisdiction over railroadsf.ii.2.Created staff for the growing governmentf.iii.McKinley Tariff (1890)f.iii.1.High tariffs hurt consumers and those not involved in factories
f.iii.1.a.Keep out competitive goods because it eliminates competition ; don’t have to pay tariffs that those imported out of America dof.iii.1.b.Local companies can raise pricesf.iii.1.c.People’s wages are rising with inflation f.iii.2.Democrat received more popular votes than the Republican, but electoral college voted for Republicanf.iii.3.Democrat who was in favor of lower tariff got popular vote shows what America wantedf.iii.4.Republican raised tarifff.iv.Sherman Anti-Trust Act (1890)f.iv.1.Act to dismantle monopolistic industriesII.Agrarian Revolta.Also known as the populist movementb.Farmer’s re-exerted their voice in a political process in which they are increasingly becoming less significant c.Why the revolt happens when it doesc.i.Everyone in society is prosperous, but agriculture is dyingd.Farmer’s problemsd.i.High cost of transportationd.i.1.Farmers were dependent on railroads, so railroads charged as much as possible for farmers; would charge as much as the farmer would make selling the product was the shipping priced.ii.Heavy taxes and tariffsd.ii.1.High tariffs caused inflation so they’re paying more than they’re makingd.iii.Falling farm prices(price of farm goods)d.iii.1.To increase income they grew mored.iii.2.The more they grow the lower the prices are because competition increasesd.iv.High cost of creditd.iv.1.Difficulty of getting creditd.iv.2.Had high interest rate:15% because banks know they are dependent on the bankse.Farmer’s organizatione.i.Goal was to e.i.1.share info on how to better farming techniques e.i.2.how to deal with banks and railroads e.i.3.lobby for interstate commerce acte.ii.About 3 million farmers were involvede.iii.Southern farmer’s alliance e.iv.National Farmer’s Alliancee.iv.1.Northern farmerse.v.Colored Farmer’s Alliancef.The people’s partyf.i.Silver Purchase Act (1890)
f.i.1.Major platform for people’s party f.i.2.Concerned about money available in Americaf.i.3.Amount of currency is based on gold reservesf.i.3.a.Wanted it to be based on silver toof.i.4.More money circulating, the easier it for people to get loans and moneyg.Election of 1896g.i.Democratic party adopts a silver platform (in favor of silver purchase act)g.ii.William Jennings Bryang.ii.1.Said farmer and workers are being crucified on a cross of goldg.ii.2.Was candidate for both populist and democratic partiesg.iii.

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