Why Was The Populist Movement Successful

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The Populist Movement was a period of political reform in the 1800s. Whether the move was a success or failure is highly debatable. The Populist Movement was successful for many reasons, they introduced many of the laws that we have today, they had a candidate running for President with a major party, and they had a lasting effect on politics and economics all over the world. The Populist Movement introduced many laws that are still in place today. They instituted the graduated income tax, direct election of Senators, the Australian ballot, and the eight hour workday. In a graduated income tax system, those with greater incomes are taxed at higher rates than they taxpayers with lower incomes. Progress was made towards this tax system when
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