Farmers also developed techniques for arid farming and dry soil Bonanza farms

Farmers also developed techniques for arid farming

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Farmers also developed techniques for arid farming and dry soil - Bonanza farms: enormous plots of land dedicated to single crops - Railroad taxes were created, which charged taxes on imports to the western colonies Section 3: Farmers and the Populist Movement The Populist Party emerged in 1892, and they support the interests of farmers and the working class, opposing the wealthy with more political power. The Populists Wanted: Abolition of National Bank Free and unlimited coinage of silver Graduated Income Tax Direct election of senators 8 hour workday Restrictions on immigrants Populism died out in 1900 The Farmers Experienced: Loss of prosperity due to the rapid industrialization of the modern world Unfair/Excessive charges from banks and railroads Farmers Alliance: A group of people that went from town to town to educate people on the struggles and hardships of farming.
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DEBATE QUESTIONS: - Are cowboys an Icon of America, or are they an icon of Spain? - If there hadn’t been a gold rush do you think america would have expanded to the west so quickly. - Did the frontier have a significant impact on American culture development, or did it take a lesser role? - Do you agree with the idea of a Graduated Income Tax?
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