APUSH Gilded Age
Updated: 1/27/2021
APUSH Gilded Age

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  • Well even if you were wondering or not, I have a surprise for you. Today, I am gonna teach you about the People's (Populist) Party!!
  • Have you ever wondered if there was any other political parties than the regular ones?
  • The People's Party was created in the late 19th Century. It consisted of agrarian reformers form the Midwest and the South. 
  • The People's Party was then created. They tried widening their base to include laborers and other groups but it was basically all agrarin-oriented.
  • Before this party was created, there was a local party called the Farmer's Alliances who were upset about crop failures, failing prices etc. It was then proved politically ineffective.
  • James Baird Weaver
  • These two men were the founders snd leaders of the Populist Party. James family claimed a homestead when he was a child which is why he was such an advocate for farmers and laborers. Leonidas was an American farmer which made him such an advocate as well. Their political party had a temporarily successful revolt against the Democratic Party.
  • Leonidas L. Polk