Peter & Roel
1880- National Farmers Alliance was formed.
1886- General strike for the 8-hour day on May 1st
1890- Sherman Anti- Trust Act. Used against labor unions for "Restraint of trade"
1891- People's Party was formed out of "alliances"
1892- First national Convention of the People's Party held in Omaha, Nebraska.
1893- Great Depression begins: Eugene Debs organizes American Railway Unions (ARU)
1894- Pullman Strike broken by Federal troops; Coxey's Army marches on the D.C for Federal public works job for unemployed.
1896- Populists support Democratic presidential candidate.
1898- Gold discoveries in Yukon.Populist issue of lack of species.
Social problem of the Populist Movement
Leaders of the Populist Movement
William Jennings Bryan- Was an American orator and politician from Nebraska. 3 times as the Party's candidate for the President of the United States.
Thomas E. Watson- Was an American politician,attorney, newspaper editor and writer from Georgia.
Goals of the Populist Movement
Quotes from Populist movement leaders
The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.- William Jennings Bryan