Populist Party

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Populist Party

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A US political party that sought to represent the interests of farmers and laborers in the 1890s, advocating increased currency issue, free coinage of gold and silver, public ownership of railroads, and a graduated federal income tax. Also called People's Party.
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Noun1.Populist Party - a former political party in the United StatesPopulist Party - a former political party in the United States; formed in 1891 to advocate currency expansion and state control of railroads
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"