A report on Ocala Demands

Platform for economic and political reform that was later adopted by the People's Party.

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Economist Edward Kellogg was an early advocate of fiat money.

People's Party (United States)

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Left-wing agrarian populist late-19th-century political party in the United States.

Left-wing agrarian populist late-19th-century political party in the United States.

Economist Edward Kellogg was an early advocate of fiat money.
Charles W. Macune, one of the leaders of the Farmers' Alliance
People's Party candidate nominating convention held at Columbus, Nebraska, July 15, 1890
1892 People's Party campaign poster promoting James Weaver for President of the United States
1892 electoral vote results
In 1896, the 36-year-old William Jennings Bryan was the chosen candidate resulting from the fusion of the Democrats and the People's Party.
People's Party campaign poster from 1904 touting the candidacy of Thomas E. Watson

The Ocala Demands laid out the Populist platform: collective bargaining, federal regulation of railroad rates, an expansionary monetary policy, and a Sub-Treasury Plan that required the establishment of federally controlled warehouses to aid farmers.

Ocala, Florida

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City in and the county seat of Marion County within the northern region of Florida, United States.

City in and the county seat of Marion County within the northern region of Florida, United States.

A reconstructed Fort King in 2017.
Downtown Ocala in 1883
Fort King Street in c. 1920
Silver Springs State Park
Eastbound SR 40 as it approaches US 27-301-441 in Ocala.

At the convention, the Alliance adopted a platform that would become known as the "Ocala Demands".

Farmers' movement

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The farmers' movement was, in American political history, the general name for a movement between 1867 and 1896.

The farmers' movement was, in American political history, the general name for a movement between 1867 and 1896.

Thus, the Southern Alliance in 1890 (the chief platforms were the one at Ocala, Florida, and that of 1889 at St Louis, Missouri, in conjunction with the Knights of Labor) declared its principles to be: