Opposed government interference in economics. Opposed high tariffs and free silver, was more for rich people in general.
Philadelphia/Reading Railroad and National Cordage went bankrupt, meaning a bunch of banks (who had heavily invested in it) collapsed and had to call in debt
One of the first failed monopolies (too cocky)
An expression of discontent with grover Cleveland's laissez-faire economic policy. Coxey demanded public work projects to be created, and was roundly ignored
Movement was very popular, was crippled when Bryan was not elected and then died when gold was discovered about the world in hte 1890s and US crop prices rose, seemingly as a result
Cleveland saw this as a drain on gold and was against using the silver as currency so repealed it. This set the Southerners and Westerners (agrarian societies who had debt and less money) against him
Socratic dialogue for silver, very popular. Written by William H Harvey
William Jennings Bryan made the speech and was nominated, becoming the youngest ever presidential candidate. Pro silver, he fused with the populists.
Massive blow to the populist party and the free silver movement.
Led to a gold rush and an increase of the amount of gold available , therefore avoiding the problem of a lack of growth with gold currency.
End of the idea of free silver