Farmers and the Populist Movement 13.3
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Oliver Hudson Kelley
starter of Patrons of Husbandry (1867), an organization for farmers that helped them push for reforms
the Patrons of Husbandry - an educational and social association of farmers in the late 1800s through which farmers attempted to combat the power of the railroads
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
a monetary system under which the basic unit of currency is defined by a stated quantity of gold.
1897-1901, Republican, 25th president assassinated by anarchist.in 1901; supported gold standard, protective tariff, and Hawaiian Islands, ran against William Bryan (The Great Commoner),
William Jennings Bryan
United States lawyer and Democrat politician who supported bimetallism in campaign for president (and lost to McKinley), and later prosecuted John Scopes (1925) for teaching evolution in a Tennessee high school (1860-1925)
Legacy of Populism
A message that the downtrodden could organize and have political impact, and an agenda of reforms - many of which would be enacted in the 20th century.
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