Populist Movement: Definition & Facts


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What was the formal name of the Populist's political party when it was founded in 1892?

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1. The Populists originally organized around the interests of which group?

2. The Populists emerged primarily out of which organization?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet offers the opportunity to test what you know about Populists. You'll review your knowledge of who made up the Populist political party and what happened to them.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The purpose of this quiz and worksheet is to review:

  • The original name of the Populist party when it was founded
  • Whose interests the Populist party originally addressed
  • The organization from which many Populists came
  • Which political party the Populists joined for the 1896 presidential election

Skills Practiced

  • Knowledge application - use what you know to tell the original name of the Populist party
  • Interpreting information - verify that you read and were able to correctly interpret whose interests the Populist party were originally most invested in
  • Information recall - see if you can remember when the Populist presidential candidate won the election

Additional Learning

There is an entensive discussion on this topic offered in the lesson, Populist Movement: Definition & Facts. This lesson provides a more detailed account of:

  • What events led to the rise of the Populist party
  • The first Populist voted into Congress
  • What the Omaha Platform was
  • Reasons they were able to build membership quickly
  • The impact of the Populist movement