The Omaha Platform of 1892: Definition & Goals


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What caused farmers to organize the Farmers' Alliance?

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1. Which of these groups was NOT originally among those to help formally create the Populist (People's) Party in 1892?

2. The Populists largely unified under the slogan of 16:1. What did this represent?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will assess your knowledge of the groups involved in the Populist Party, their goals and their accomplishments.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You will be tested on:

  • Why the Farmer's Alliance was formed
  • What groups helped create the Populist party
  • Which political party the Populists merged with for the 1896 presidential election
  • Populist slogan and election wins

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the groups that were formally involved in the creation of the Populist Party in 1892
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question regarding what the slogan, 16:1, represented to the Populists
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on the Omaha Platform

Additional Learning

The Omaha Platform of 1892: Definition & Goals will teach you more about the political goals of the Populist Party during that time period. Objectives covered include:

  • Understand the effect of the Populist Party's goals on politics today
  • Know what a graduated income tax is
  • Review a populist campaign poster