Granger Movement Analysis

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In the late 19th century famers were suffering due to the drastic challenges in the economy of the United States. After ending the Civil war, devastation came for the poor farmers worsening their economy, production in their lands, and future. They were trying to find an alley out of their nightmare that they were going through. One of the first issues that caused a struggle for the farmers was the high tariff on produce and imports. They were outraged with this injustice, this meant an increase on manufacture items, leading to more money to be spend ultimately more debt for the farmers. In addition, the overproduction of good and shipping international had been a long time problem. These farmers were facing a reality of frustration, …show more content…
One of them was “The Granger Movement", this organization educated farmers about fees, equipment and advocating for the farmers. The Granger movement got politically involved wanting to create laws leading them to downfall in politics, that weakened the movement. Another important organization attempting improvement was the “The Farmers Alliance”. This organization according to the textbook, helped the Northern and Southern, emphasized in political actions. They intervened with rates to be decreased, debt and produce prices. The Farmers Alliance was a national organization, in contrast to the Granger Movement. The Alliance structured their economic issue, outlining a plan for the farmers, also helping African American Farmers and American Farmers. This organization slowly faded away due the involvement in politics, discrimination by manufactures. After the movements and the economy disaster, farmers knew that another organization needed to be in place. The Populist Party third party was created. The Populist party helped farmers to fight for labor rights, against banks, and corruption. The movement was trying to get support from urban factory workers in order for its expansion. All of these movements that were created for the farmers seemed to be good at first, later failing. The Populist party had ended, due to lack of support of workers, and the involvement in politics. Furthermore, another important factor why this movement failed was the economy depression. The Philadelphia and Reading Railroad bankruptcy caused severe problems in the United States, especially for the farmers. During the economy depression majority of farmers lost their lands and returned back to debt.
In the 19th century, despite all the organizations that were created to resolve farmer’s difficulties failed. During the 19th

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