Populist Dbq

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This lead the Populist to abandon their third-party movement and joined with the elite interest for William Jennings Bryan, the Democratic candidate who eventually becomes defeated. They were defeated because the Republican’s plans of actions was in worker’s interest where they would have a share of jobs, increase in wages and stable money that would depreciate or appreciate in value, while the free silver issue and commodity price inflation that outline the Democratic-Populist campaign had no meaning to workers in the middle of a depression economy. Therefore, the Republicans won because Bryan failed to appeal to the working class (64). In addition, the Republican defeated the Populist, a party that actually represented the interest of ordinary

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