Populist Party

People’s Party (Populists)

  • After Ocala, some were ready to start a 3rd party, People’s Party (Populists)
    • 1890, party starts in Kansas
    • Support in Plains and Mountain states
    • Omaha Platform, same as Ocala (see Farmer's Alliance section in Farmer Movements)
  • James B. Weaver
    • Nominated for president in 1892
  • 1892 election
    • Defeated in South by Civil War-era scare tactics
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