Reform Movements

by John Collins

Populism

  • After the civil war farmers found it more and more difficult to make a good living.
  • In the election of 1890, Kansas elected 92 populism legislators, giving control of the State House of Representatives to the People's Party.
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Legislative War

  • Election returns were still being questioned when the 1893 legislature came together.
  • There were three supreme court justices at one point and two of the were Republican.
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