Greenback Party


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Greenback Party

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(Historical Terms) history US a political party formed after the Civil War advocating the use of fiat money and opposing the reduction of paper currency
ˈGreenˌbacker n
ˈGreenˌbackism n
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Noun1.Greenback Party - a former political party in the United States; organized in 1874; opposed any reduction in the amount of paper money in circulation
party, political party - an organization to gain political power; "in 1992 Perot tried to organize a third party at the national level"
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Other parties have sent officeholders to Austin, including the American Party of the U.S., the Greenback Party, the Independent Democrat Party, the Populist Party, and three dozen lawmakers whose party is listed as "unknown" in state records.
Chapters chronologically cover the abolitionist Liberty Party; the anti-immigrant American Party (aka the Know-Nothings); the pro-slavery, but anti-secession, Constitutional Union Party; the "revolt of the farmers" in the form of the Greenback Party and the People's Party (aka the Populists); Teddy Roosevelt's Bull Moose Progressives and the Progressives of 1924; George Wallace and the American Independent Party; Texas millionaire Ross Perot; and Ralph Nader and the Green Party.
Farmer movements (the Grangers, Greenback Party, Alliances and Wheels, and the Populist Party) in turn demanded state action to prohibit monopolies, regulate railroad and other transportation rates, prohibit pooling arrangements and trusts, prohibit commodity speculation, establish government control of the money supply, and authorize the outright public ownership of some industries.