What Did the 1890s United States Populist Movement Achieve?

The United States populist movement of the 1890s was successful in bringing previously unconsidered economic grievances to the nation's attention, and it helped to eventually bring about significant reform legislation. Although the Populist Party, or People's Party as it was also known, failed to achieve an electoral victory at the national level, party members won both congressional and state government elections. This led to the passage of laws regulating banks, stockyards, and railroads, and also helped to improve working conditions.