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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Coxey's Army Origins of Coxey's Army: Jacob S. Coxey: Coxey's Army: Kelly's Army: Aftermath: *Panic of 1893: the New York Stock Market crashed resulting in a severe credit crisis and the failing 16,000 businesses.*The Panic was the result of the financial collapse of the Reading Railroad which lead to the failures of banks and other businesses dependent on the railroad. These events resulted in European investors pulling their investments. *Unemployment struck the United States; 1 in 6 Americans lost their jobs.*The resulting depression ended in 1897. *National attention eventually moved on from Coxey's Army as a result of loss of public interest. *However, Coxey organized another march in 1914 and spoke to the crowd at the US Capital building at the conclusion of the march. *Although Coxey's cause was not satisfied and failed to produce any results, the movement became a precursor for other notable marches of the 20th Century. *After being forced to lay off 40 of his employees due to the economic depression, Coxey became focused on making a statement on the unemployed's behalf. *Coxey's cause attracted media attention creating more support for his cause. *Coxey organized a small group of marchers from Massillon, Ohio, that departed for Washington D.C., on March 25, 1894. *Newspapers followed the march and kept the nation unpdated on its progress via telegraph. *Coxey's Army, consisting of about 400 marchers, demanded that Congress bring about legislation that would produce more jobs. *Jacob S. Coxey was a politician of the People's Party, a party which held the central belief that more money should be brought into the economy by printing more money. Coxey, and those like him, were known as "Greenbackers". *After failing to land a seat in the Ohio Senate, Coxey led a movement consisting of unemployed workers that would later be known as "Coxey's Army". *Though Coxey's march had few marchers, the event inspired anpther march led by Charles Kelly that consisted of 1,500 marchers. Robert Ranallo & Tyler McNichols
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