Compare And Contrast The Populist Movement And The Progressive Movement

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In the 1900s, the Populist movement and the Progressive movement were mass movements provoked by the wide gap between the rich and the poor in America. Both movements were organized during industrialization and urbanization, but their origins and plans differed. The Progressive side had a kinder approach towards their long list of goals for social change; this resulted with more successful achievements of their goals, unlike the more radical Populist movement. The Populist movement was more radical in the way they planned to execute their objectives. Consisting mostly of farmers from the Midwest, they viewed monopoly and industrialization as competition for their agricultural trade and based their movement to counter its effects. They aimed

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