How Farmers responded
How Farmers responded.
- Farmer’s Alliance founded in the late 1870s.
- Farmers use their crops stored in federal warehouses as collateral for low-interest loans.
- The Grange (Patrons of Husbandry)(1887) worked toward the passage of laws regulating the railroads.
- Supreme Court favors regulation in Munn v. Illinois (1877).
- Supreme Court reverses that decision in Wabash v. Illinois (1886).
- Anger over this ruling leads to the Interstate Commerce Act of 1887, which establishes the Interstate Commerce Commission (ICC).
- Farmer’s cooperatives empowered farmers by giving them buying and selling power.
- Farmers from the people’s Party or Populist Party in the 1890s.
- Proposed government control of the currency.
- Proposed a system of low-cost public financing for farmers to market their crops.
Proposed public ownership of the railroads to guarantee farmers inexpensive access to