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Why did farmers think that an increased money supply would help solve their economic problems?
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What were some of the causes of the farmers' economic problems in the late 19c?
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What was the purpose of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878? Was it successful in achieving its purpose? Explain your answer.
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What was the purpose of the Bland-Allison Act of 1878? Was it successful in achieving its purpose? Explain your answer.
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How did the Grange and the Farmers' Alliances pave the way for the Populist Party?
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Based on the Omaha Convention Platform, what were the main goals and reforms advocated by the Populist Party?
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How successful were the populists in achieving their political agenda?
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What caused the Panic of 1893? What was the impact of this depression on America's reform movements and on traditional American ideas regarding laissez faire?
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Discuss the importance of gold and silver standards as issues in the presidential election of 1896. [refer to the chart in your textbook on the bottom of pg. 404].
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Which groups supported each political candidate in the 1896 presidential election and why?
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Identify Mark Hanna and explain his role in the 1896 election.
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What was William Jennings Bryan's dilemma in the election of 1896?
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Why did the Populist movement eventually collapse?
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deflation
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"cheap" money and "dear" money
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Bland-Allison Act (1878)
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middleman
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Grange
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cooperatives
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Farmers' Alliance
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populism
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Populist ("People's") Party
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William Jennings Bryan
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Omaha Platform
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business cycle ("boom" or
"bust")
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laissez faire
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bimetallism
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William McKinley
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"front-porch" campaign
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"Gold Bugs" and "Silverites"
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Cross of Gold speech
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