Grange & populist

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Grange & populist

  1. 1. Farmers and Populist Party
  2. 2. TheGrangeAwakeningtheSleepers
  3. 3. OliverKelley 1826 Boston 1849 Minnesota 1864 Clerk US Dept. of Agriculture 1867 Patrons of Husbandry (the Grange)
  4. 4. TheGrange Panic of 1873 (rise in popularity) Granger Laws (Munn v Illinois 1876) Cooperative Purchasing Pooling of Savings (early Credit Union; no banks) Cooperative Grain Elevators (storage) Manufacture farm equipment
  5. 5. MaryElizabethLease “Raise less corn and more hell” The True cause of farmers problems?
  6. 6. Role/ResultoftheGrange The Grange (1875) The Farmers’ Alliances (1880’s) The Populist Party (1890’s)
  7. 7. PopulistParty July 4, 1892 Increase in money supply Graduated income tax Election of Senators by popular vote 8 hour work day Labor Farmers
  8. 8. PopulistParty Founding Panic of 1893 1896 Cross of Gold Election of McKinley

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