Chapter 13 Section 3: Farmers and the Populist Movement
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the Patrons of Husbandry—a social and educational
organization through which farmers attempted to combat
the power of the railroads in the late 19th century.
groups of farmers, or those in sympathy
with farming issues, who sent lecturers from town to town to educate people about agricultural and rural issues.
a late-19th-century political movement
demanding that people have a greater voice in government and seeking to advance the interests of farmers and laborers.
the use of both gold and silver as a
basis for a national monetary system.
.a monetary system in which the basic unit of
currency is defined in terms of a set amount of gold.
Oliver Hudson Kelley
Former Minnesota farmer Oliver Hudson Kelley founds the Grange, which became a powerful political force among western farmers. In 1867, he was one of the founders of the Order of the Patrons of Husbandry, better known as the Grange
William McKinley (Republican)
William McKinley was the 25th President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1897, until his assassination on September 14, 1901, after leading the nation to victory in the Spanish-American War and raising protective tariffs to promote American industry. He defeated the populist William Jennings Bryan.
William Jennings Bryan (Populist, Democrat)
Born in Illinois, William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925) became a Nebraska congressman in 1890. He starred at the 1896 Democratic convention with his Cross of Gold speech that favored free silver, but was defeated in his bid to become U.S. president by William McKinley.
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