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Why did the Populist
movement fail?
1877 – 1900 The Gilded Age
The rise and fall of the populists
 The Populist movement was a revolt by
farmers in the South and Midwest against the
Democratic and Republican Parties for...
 After the Civil War, farmers all over the United
States were hit with hard times. Although the
growing industrial econom...
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The Populist movement arose primarily in response to the
1890 McKinley Tariff
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The Farmer's Alliance merged with other ...
 Mckinley's Gold standard Act
The Failure
of Populism
 Bryan Campaign
 Merging with the Democrats leads to decline in votes in the
south – loses north Carolina
 Electoral Fu...
Continued
 The Populist movement lost any significant political power
following the election of 1896.
 New Discovery of ...
 Though the party ultimately failed to achieve its aims, the
Populist movement illustrated the impact of industrial
expan...
However
● Gained one million votes
● Showed the power of unions
● Paved the way for future progressivism
● Gained Control ...
Sources/Bibliography
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Eric Foner – Give Me Liberty
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Charles Postel – The Populist Vision
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Norman Pollack - The Populist...
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  • 1. { Why did the Populist movement fail? 1877 – 1900 The Gilded Age The rise and fall of the populists
  • 2.  The Populist movement was a revolt by farmers in the South and Midwest against the Democratic and Republican Parties for ignoring their interests and difficulties. For over a decade, farmers were suffering from crop failures, falling prices, poor marketing, and lack of credit facilities. Intro
  • 3.  After the Civil War, farmers all over the United States were hit with hard times. Although the growing industrial economy improved transportation, created new goods, increased farm production, and opened new markets to farmers, farmers were increasingly plagued by declining prices for their goods, high interest rates, economic depressions, land speculation, bad crop years, chronic debt, and increased unpredictability of national and international markets for farm products. All of these factors contributed to make farming less profitable.
  • 4. ● The Populist movement arose primarily in response to the 1890 McKinley Tariff ● The Farmer's Alliance merged with other liberal Democrats to form the populist part by the elections of 1892 ● Weaver won more than 1 million votes. The Rise of Populists
  • 5.  Mckinley's Gold standard Act The Failure of Populism
  • 6.  Bryan Campaign  Merging with the Democrats leads to decline in votes in the south – loses north Carolina  Electoral Fusion gives them key advantages but loses their independence  Including the new wave of immigration – Increasing by 20mil in 20 years Continued…
  • 7. Continued  The Populist movement lost any significant political power following the election of 1896.  New Discovery of Gold deposits globally  End of the agricultural Depression
  • 8.  Though the party ultimately failed to achieve its aims, the Populist movement illustrated the impact of industrial expansion on farming  Forming and developing unions  Population growth  Niche market for potential voters  Backing Democrat Bryan  Lack of response to losing voters  Implementation of gold standard by the Mickinley Conclusion
  • 9. However ● Gained one million votes ● Showed the power of unions ● Paved the way for future progressivism ● Gained Control of North Carolina
  • 10. Sources/Bibliography ● Eric Foner – Give Me Liberty ● Charles Postel – The Populist Vision ● Norman Pollack - The Populist Response to Industrial America: Midwestern Populist Thought ● John Hicks - The populist revolt: a history of the Farmers' Alliance and the People's Party ● Connie L. Lester - Up from the Mudsills of Hell: The Farmers' Alliance, Populism, and Progressive Agriculture in Tennessee, 1870-1915

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