During the Progressive era in the United States what was the significance of populism and what did historians disagree about with regards to populism?
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• Populism arose in the late 19th century while progressivism arose in the beginning of the 20th century. • Populism came from the farmers and the poor sections of the society from down south while progressivism came from middle classes, who were fed up with the corruption of the rich and the appeasement of the poor by the government. • While progressivism focused on changing the political system itself, populism focused upon reforming the economic…
Populism has no specific connection to the eighteenth amendment. The term populism simply refers to the political strategy of trying to appeal to the common people, rather than using more intellectual types of political campaigns or rhetoric. Sarah Palin is a perfect example of a populist politician.