Populist Party. National Grange. William Jennings Bryan. Cross of Gold Speech. Free Silver.
Lesson 5 of The American West Unit: **CAN BE ALTERED!** National Grange & Populist Party
This engaging and visually appealing 40-slide PowerPoint presentation is easy to understand with content illustrated with charts and pictures.
Overarching Question for this presentation (Thinking Focus Question):
- How did economic reform movements develop in the late 1800s?
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Graphs comparing the price of wheat as supply increase and demand decreases and the consequence it had on farmers
- Who farmers blamed for their debt and why
- Why the National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry was established and what it did to help farmers
- The positive and negative results of the cash-only cooperative stores established for farmers
- The power of the railroads and bankers
- The Farmers’ Alliances and how they sought to free farmers from banks and railroads
- The creation of the Populist Party and its political platform
- Problems with the Populist Party
- An economics lesson on Gold Standard vs. Free Silver
- Presidential election of 1896 and the Populist candidate William Jennings Bryan
- Bryan’s famous Cross of Gold speech
- The impact of the Populist Party
Key words include:
William Jennings Bryan
Cross of Gold
This PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer is part of the unit: The American West. This unit can be downloaded in its entirety saving you substantially what it would cost you to buy each PowerPoint presentation and graphic organizer separately. Each lesson comes with a visually appealing PowerPoint presentation (and pdf version) and three graphic organizer notebook pages – separate answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 1: Mining Boom & Transcontinental RR
Lesson 2: Great Plains & Homestead Act
Lesson 3: Fetterman Massacre Treaty of Fort Laramie
Lesson 4: Little Bighorn Dawes Act Wounded Knee
Lesson 5: National Grange Populist Party
UNIT: The American West 1858-1896
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