The Populist Party: The Rise Of The Tea Party

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Out of all the effects of the Populist party, the effect with the greatest impact is the idea that the downtrodden could organize and have political impact. The very recent example of this was the rise of the Tea Party in this last election. Unfairness and unaccomplished goals can lead a faction of a group to rise from the ashes and spread like a wildfire. One significant factor in discontinuing the populist party was the Panic of 1893, silver and gold, and the support of the population. Throughout the 1880’s, Bryan’s free silver-stand not only led gold bug Democrats to nominate their own candidate, but it also weakened his support in the cities, where consumers feared inflation due to the attitude about it further increasing the price of

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