Hi we're here to tell you about farming and populism in the 1800's! 😃
And Railroads Were overcharging farmes for taking products to market and storing them in grain elevators.
First Off, The Farmers Had Many Problems: The Cost of a bushel of wheat dropped dramatically due to overproduction.
These,With them getting less Money for crops angered the Farmers. 😡
The Farmers Decided they had got tired of having no political power and in 1891 formed the Populist Party.
Some Of the Things the party wanted were: A policy that would raise crop prices, abolition of national banks, and a way to get back money lost
But it was close to the end of the populist party during the Election of 1896...
In The Election 1896 money was an issue William Mckinley was a republican candidate who cautioned that the free silver act would be detrimental to the countries economy.
The Populist Party of the United States disbanded after the 1900 election. Though its supporters tried to rebuild the party in 1904, the new Populist Party lasted until just after the 1908 election, when it disbanded for a second and final time.
ok so that's the end of our talk about Farming And Populism in the 1800s Byeeeee! 😄😄