Incident between southern planters and african

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Incident between southern planters and African American farmers in Leflore Country, MS Populism o Organized in the 1890s and known as the People’s Party o 1893 Depression increased support for Populism in politics o Platform included: Unlimited coinage of silver Sub-treasury system
Nationalization of Banks, Railroads and public utilities 8-hour work day 1896 presidential election o populists supported William Jennings Bryan in the 1896 Presidential election o William McKinley was supported by businessmen o McKinley campaigned from his front porch o Bryan made speeches throughout the nation o Populism died with Bryan’s defeat in the election William McKinley o Was a commissary Sergeant in the civil war o Member of congress in the 1880s and was responsible for the McKinley Tariff o Known for his involvement on foreign affairs o Sought support from southern voters and did not react to racial violence in the south o Dingley-Tariff Act- raised Tariff rates by 49% o Re-elected president in 1900 Challenges that America faced in the 1890s o Technology- new inventions tied Americans closer together, but it also created problems o Business consolidation- big business was only getting bigger with monopolies o Rising money supply- new discoveries in gold as well as more silver coinage led to higher prices for goods but no wage increases o Suffragist movement- growing demand by college educated women for suffrate o Rising opposition to Jim Crow- led by intellectuals such as WEB DuBois who called for the end of segregation Rise of the progressive era Origins of progressivism o Corruption of the gilded age o Conditions faced by immigrants in big cities o Progressivism- idea that society is capable of improvement o Progressives believed that laissez-faire economics caused the corruption and poverty o Rise of professionalism o Spirit of antimonopoly o Social cohesion o Organization and efficiency o Era of Marxism and social Darwinism Progressive reformers o “Muckrakers” investigated corruption in society
o Encouraged by McClure’s Magazine. Reporters included Ida Tarbell and Lincoln Steffens Ida Tarbell and Standard Oil o Had direct connections to the oil industry. Her family had been affected by Standard Oil o Published a series on the “History of Standard Oil” in McClure’s magazine in 1902 Lincoln Steffens o Investigated corruption in Chicago, Minneapolis, New York City, Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia o Published “The Shame of Cities” in 1904 o Attacked Graft and Political Machines Upton Sinclair o Published his observations of the Meat Packing Industry in The Jungle o Described the conditions of the Chicago Stockyards Other Progressive Reformers o Washington Gladden published Working People and Their Employers (1876) o Charles Sheldon promoted a social gospel in his book In His Steps. It became a best seller o Also had Frances Willard and the Women’s Christian Temperance Union (WCTU) o Jane Addams and Hull House Progressive reforms o Massive hurricane hit Galveston Texas in 1900. Caused progressive

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