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    The Populism Movement

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    Populism was a movement for farmers to increase their political power and to work for legislation in their own interest. They joined this movement because they were in a midst of an economic crisis. When the lack of success in the Farmers Alliance started a debate, members of the Kansas Alliance formed the People’s Party which is also known as the Populists. The Populists nominated candidates to run for Congress and state legislature. Soon after other alliances in other states began to follow their example. Southern leaders of the alliances did not like the idea of the third party because they didn't want to undermine the democrats control of the south. They successfully raised awareness of the plight of workers and farmers. This would eventually…

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    Cardenas And Populism

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    President Lazaro Cardenas’ political style and policies allow him to be identified as a Populist. Using Allan Knight,’s (1998) definition of populism, a leading historian in Modern Mexican history at Oxford University, Cardenas can be associated with this term. Knight (1998) defines populism as “ (a) an appeal to ‘the people’; popular mobilization; dynamic [charismatic?] leadership; and (b) a reformist rather than revolutionary programme; a multiclass constituency; an urban base.” Evidence of…

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    What Is Populism?

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    The global concentration of power among the few and the lessening of public input in the policy-making process has led to populism. The definition of populism can include a distrust of political elites and an upsurge in ethnic, or religious pride” but not necessarily attraction to common-sense solutions. The movement has brought to attention the problems many minority groups face and those in various workforces. However, these benefits are countered by the group polarization that evolves,…

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    Populism In The 1890s

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    activists came together to form their own independent political party which they called the People 's Party, or in other terms often referred to as the Populist Party. The party was a result of multiple social movements which occurred due to the changes in the American economy and its society (American Populism: An Overview of Populism). The Populist Party meant that they worked for reform, they would do this by trying to influence the two major parties of this era, the Democrats and the…

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    Rise Of Populism

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    On November 8th, 2016, the world stood in disbelief. Pundits and regular citizens alike could not believe that the next president of the United States would be Donald J. Trump. Trump had executed one of the most successful contemporary right wing populous campaigns in recent memory. In this essay, I will explore the psychological roots behind Trump’s success in populism, and how his narrative spoke and resonated with Americans more than expected. Defining Populism: In its most rudimentary form,…

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    American Populism

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    conservatives have effectively branded themselves as the party of the common man—embattled dissidents fighting the entrenched, elitist, and hegemonic left” (Blanchette). It’s possible that Trump’s supporters are not absolutists on policies, and will see his actions as serving a populist agenda that they cannot foresee. The populist president cannot help certain constituents without approval from Congress or the Supreme Court, so it’s unlikely that Trump can single handedly offer the…

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    Latin American Populism

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    Left-leaning populism began to gain popularity due to anti-American sentiments and economically-unproductive neoliberal trade policies (Cardoso). But populism is a threat to democracy in Latin America. According to Cardoso, populist leaders are authoritarian and often create a cult of personality where their power is above constitutional law and political institutions. Moreover, many of these populist leaders use propaganda and “empty rhetoric” to manipulate the poor and uneducated public…

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    There’s a wave of populism sweeping the globe that appears to have made everyone feel either defiantly jubilant or ready to shit their pants, depending on which side of the ideological aisle they’re on. The most prominent example of this populist wave is Donald J. Trump’s upset win over Hillary Clinton in our recent presidential election, but this is not isolated to the United States. Much of Europe, parts of Asia, and South America, as well, have seen such crusades gain momentum, as people…

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    as seen through the laissez-faire methods the government held regarding; industrialization, trade, and social reform. It resulted in the manipulation and corruption amongst business and politics, with an oligarchy consisting of a few major figures such as Jay Gould whom held the majority of the wealth. The Liberals of the era, sought government 's involvement and regulation in America’s business, politics, and overall social reform. The capitalists in an industrializing America overshadowed…

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    There are three major political and economic reform movements that have been discussed so far and they are Populism, Progressivism, and The New Deal. While each idea was thought of in different years they all have similarities and differences. They are similar because they all started from the same reason. For example, they all derive from finding solutions to problems at hand with the government and or the economy. They differ by their views, leaders, and how they plan on executing their ideas.…

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