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The Populist Party was also known as _____

The people's Party

When was the Populist party formed?

1890

What factors contributed to the formation of the populist Party?

Farmer wanted a political party that represented their interests

What are some demands that the populist party had?

They demanded Governmental regulation of railroads in order to lower rates. A national income tax to take the tax burden off of farmers. A direct-election of Senators to make politicians more responsive. They proposed bimetallism, which is the monetary standard i which the value of the monetary unit is equivalent to a certain quantity of gold and silver

______ was nominated by the populist and democratic Parties for the Presidential election in 1896

William Jennings Bryan. He Lost the election to William McKinley

The famous speech that William Jennings Bryan gave at the Democratic convention of 1896 was known as?

The "Cross of Gold" speech.

The Populist or people's party allied itself with the _____ movement

The Labor Movement. The populist party was highly critical of capitalism, especially banks and railroads

What was William Jennings Bryan Political experience?

William Jennings Bryan served as secretary of state and in the House of Representatives

What was William Jennings Bryan opinion on currency?

He thought that the gold standard hurts every worker in the United States

In the late 1800s, why did industrialists support the gold standard?

The gold standard kept the price of gold fixed, which kept both prices and wages down.

Which of the following groups had a political outlook similar to that of Populist farmers in the late 1800s?

the Knights of Labor

How did Populists want the government to handle currency in the late 1800s?

Populists wanted the government to make unlimited silver coins.

How did the rise of the Knights of Labor impact the Populist movement in the late 1800s?

The rise of the Knights of Labor led to support for a national populist political party in the late 1800s.

In 1892, the first national convention of the People's Party was held in ______

Omaha, Nebraska.

As part of the Omaha Platform, the People’s Party demanded that

As part of the Omaha Platform, the People's Party demanded that there was a reduction in the working day, a "safe, sound and flexible" national currency, assistance to farmers with the financing of their labors, fair and liberal pensions to ex-Union soldiers and sailors, the direct election of Senators and single terms for presidents and vice-presidents. This also included initiatives and referendums, a secret ballot system, the nationalization of railroads, the telegraph and the telephone systems, postal savings, "graduated income tax" and "the free and unlimited coinage of silver."