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  • 1933 Alone Cotton Farmers
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    The Agricultural Adjustment Act During World War I, England's agricultural economy was badly damaged. This inconvenience for the English was a blessing to American farmers. Since the invention of the combine, and various other mechanical harvesting machines, American farmers could increase their crop yield. In turn they could export the extra crops to England for more money. Once England got back on it's feet, American farmers could not find any exports for their crops. As they continued to prod...
  • Banks Load Money To Farmer
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    Populism and Progressivism. The Populist Party A. Background: What changes were taking place in agriculture in the U.S. between 1870 and 1900? 1. Mechanization- machine were replacing people and animals of doing agricultural. Tractors being developed produced right after civil war. Problems: need money to own tractors, banks load money to farmer, interest. Upkeep and maintain it to keep tractors running. Money to paid mechanic Added to the financial risk of farming, already gambling on soil and ...
  • Colored Farmers National Alliance
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    The World of the Farmer In spite of their remarkable progress, 19th-century American farmers experienced recurring periods of hardship. Several basic factors were involved - soil exhaustion, the vagaries of nature, a decline in self-sufficiency, and the lack of adequate legislative protection and aid. Perhaps most important, however, was over-production. Along with the mechanical improvements which greatly increased yield per hectare, the amount of land under cultivation grew rapidly throughout ...
  • Farmers And African Americans
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    The complaints of Native Americans, western farmers, and African Americans in the later 19th century are the result of too little government action. When problems began to arise in the West, only then did the American Government hastily find even more disputable solutions. The government did not attempt to aid the Indians, farmers, or African Americans before there situations became worse enough to definitely need fixing. Also when the government made their decisions, they were only beneficial f...
  • Richard Hofstadter
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    The book The Age of Reform by Richard Hofstadter describes the last quarter of the nineteenth century known as the Gilded Age and Progressive eras, which exerted strong influence on American politics until the onset of World War I. It introduced Hofstadter!'s own ideas about the politics, which was that the people act less from pure economic self-interest than from a desire to preserve their social standing. He also showed the agrarian myth, and the dark side of the Populists in the late ninetee...
  • Farmers Of America And The Populists
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    The Return of Agrarian Values Capitalism is the foundation of America and its opportunities; however, in the time period known as the Gilded Age the many flaws of capitalism were easily seen in the corrupt society. When the United States was founded the farmer was the cornerstone of the nation's society. Their views were greatly respected by almost every politician in the country, especially those who believed in the Jeffersonian Ideal. It stated that the agrarian system was the best possible wa...

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