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3)Close Reading:Why do the Populists feel that transportation, the telegraph, and the telephoneshould be owned and operated by the people/government?4)Analysis:The Populist Party platform called for a graduated income tax - meaning that the moreyou earned, the more you paid, and the less you earned, the less you paid.The robber baronsand industrialists were against this policy proposal.a)Why do you think the Populists supported this idea?b)Why do you think the robber barons opposed this idea?
5)Contextualization:Imagine reading this platform in 1890. What is the platform trying to convincethe reader of regarding the moral and economic state of America?a)Corroboration:If you wanted to confirm these claims before joining the political party in1892, how might you do that?
Wall St Owns America(note - words that arebolded and in italicsare defined below the reading)

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