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Compare and contrast the New Deal’s goals with those of the Populist movement.

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Both Populism and the New Deal sought to create better conditions for marginalized members of society. While Populism focused mainly on the farmer, the New Deal was intended to help the working class in general. Both sprang out of times of economic crisis: Populism from the economic downturn of the 1890s and the New Deal from the Great Depression.

Populism sought to create a graduated income tax, the free coinage of gold and silver to ease credit, nationalization of railroads and telephones, and an eight-hour workday. Populist...

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