Farmers Revolt in the Populist Era

Review Questions

Which of the following was not a vehicle for the farmers’ protest?

  1. the Mugwumps
  2. the Grange
  3. the Farmers’ Alliance
  4. the People’s Party



Which of the following contributed directly to the plight of farmers?

  1. machine politics
  2. labor unions
  3. overproduction
  4. inadequate supply



What were women’s roles within the Farmer’s Alliance?


Women were able to play key roles in the alliance movement. The alliance provided them with political rights, including the ability to vote and hold office within the organization, which many women hoped would be a positive step in their struggle for national women’s rights and suffrage. In the end, nearly 250,000 women joined the movement.