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AP US History Period 6 (1865-1898)

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People's (Populist) Party
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An agrarian-populist political party in the United States
For a few years, 1892-96, it played a major role as a left-wing force in American politic
Drew support from angry farmers in the West and South and operated on the left-wing of American politic
Highly critical of capitalism, especially banks and railroads
Allied itself with the labor movement.
Term coined in the late 19th century to describe the idea that humans, like animals and plants, compete in a struggle for existence in which natural selection results in "survival of the fittest." Provided a justification for the enormous wealth and power wielded by industrialists in the latter half of the 19th century.
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