Populism Essay Topics

The Pullman Strike

Populism, an agrarian backlash against industrialism, fed on the economic problems of the era and created new urgency in labor activism. Toward the end of the Harrison administration, growing labor discontent led to several strikes, including a violent steel strike in Homestead, Pennsylvania, in July of 1892. Cleveland inherited the challenge of maintaining peace in… View Article

Populist and Progressives: a Comparison

Populist and Progressive Comparison From the late 19th to the 20th century citizens saw reform movements as an ideal way to change America’s social, economic, and political systems for the better. The first to emerge were the Populists who were driven by farming competition. The Populist and Progressive movement were similar because supporters from both… View Article

Populism and Progressivism

Populism and progressivism were two big movements that caused major transformation in the history of the United States. Both movements participated in creating reforms in order to help making the overall conditions of the United States better in variety of domains. Populism and Progressivism were similar in some ways but different in other ways. Populism… View Article

Cross of Gold

In 1896, three years after the “Panic of 1893”, a man by the name of William Jennings Bryan delivered one of the most historical speeches to this day. In the late 1800’s a populist movement was happening and people were starting to take notice. Political corruption and big business practices hurt not only laborers, but… View Article

Reconstruction and Populism

The era of reconstruction, roughly from 1866 to 1890, was an attempt to create a second American revolution. Its purpose, speaking very generally, was to destroy the southern way of life to such an extent that it could never grow as a threat against the union or ever oppress American blacks. There have been views… View Article

Populism in Latin America

The most important characteristics of urban populism in Latin America are the basis in the urban centers, the application across social class, and the presence of a charismatic leader. (Conniff) To some extent, Mexico, Chile, Argentina, and Venezuela have all experienced populist governments at various times, but the specific characteristics thereof varied greatly from time… View Article

Compare/Contrast of Political Parties

INDEPENDENT PARTY 1) Values and Beliefs -Protect the right to life of the innocent unborn; -Stop the undeclared wars which are daily costing American lives and billions of tax dollars; -Stop reckless spending, including foreign aid, and take care of America’s domestic needs -End debt financing of both Federal and State governments; -End the Federal… View Article

Wizard of Oz Symbolic to the Populist Era

I know you’re wondering how The Wonderful Wizard of Oz relates to the Populist Era, well it was said that the author L. Frank Baum was contrasting the Wizard of Oz to the Populist Era. In 1964 Henry M. Littlefield published “The Wizard of Oz: Parable on Populism” in the American Quarterly explaining the similarities… View Article