Populist Party Platform: Policies for the common man
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The Populist Party platform, officially known as the People's Party, held its convention in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1892. The Populist Party platform incorporated a host of popular reform ideas, including the following:
The platform embodied the demands of its alliances. Running on the Populist Party Platform, James B. Weaver received over a million votes and 22 electoral votes, including all the votes from Kansas, Colorado, Idaho, and Nevada, and one vote each from North Dakota and Oregon.
Populist Party Platform
... from the farmersí alliances of the 1870s and 1880s. In the 1890s the Populist Party appeared to represent a viable third party independent of the Democrats and Republicans. A response to the growth of industrialism, the Populists opposed ...
Primary Source: Populist Party Platform (1892)
... Party Platform (1892) The People's party, more commonly known as the Populist party, was organized in St. Louis in 1892 to represent the common folk—especially farmers—against the entrenched interests of railroads, bankers, processers ...
The Omaha Platform: Launching the Populist Party
... movementâ€ť in the 1880s, it wasnâ€™t until 1892 that the Peopleâ€™s or Populist Party was formally organized. The Omaha Platform, adopted by the founding convention of the party on July 4, 1892, set out the basic tenets of the Populist movement.