The main goals of the populist party were to represent the common folk against the large corporate personalities, such as railroads, politicians and bankers including corporations themselves. The populist party was organ... More »

One goal of the Populist Party was to implement federal regulation of banks and corporations. The Populist Party, also known as the People's Party, was composed of American farmers who had undergone crop failures and oth... More » Government & Politics Politics Political Parties

The Populist Party of the United States disbanded after the 1900 election. Though its supporters tried to rebuild the party in 1904, the new Populist Party lasted until just after the 1908 election, when it disbanded for... More »

There are several disadvantages of a two-party system including the regimented party values politicians must follow, the inability to compromise, thus the inability to make effective change and the extreme polarization o... More »

Communists believe in socialism and are interested in protecting workers as well as creating equal opportunity for everyone by nationalizing banks, industries and railroads. Communism is at odds with the United States go... More »

CongressLink provides the key disadvantages of representative democracy as negative public opinion of the character and intentions of politicians combined with overwhelming cynicism that elected officials represent the t... More »

The key traits of totalitarianism are a one-party rule with a dictatorship, a dynamic leader, an ideology that sets the goals of the state, and methods of law enforcement that ultimately censor what people can read and w... More »