Populism & the Election of 1896

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Populism and the rise and fall of the Populist Party are the topics of this presentation, which details the Presidential Election of 1896 and the role of silver. Detailing main points with clever political cartoons and informative maps, the slideshow takes students through the issues of the time - namely, the battle between gold, silver, and the prominant political parties of the time. The presentation also draws the famous analogy between The Wizard of Oz and the plight of the

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