Lead: With the United States mired in a deep depression Jacob Coxey organized a March on Washington.

Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: In 1894, Jacob Coxey, a successful businessman from Massillon, Ohio, and his associate Carl Brown, a labor organizer, wanted to get the US government to do something to relieve the suffering of unemployed workers during the aftermath of the Recession or Panic of 1893. Specifically, they wanted the Federal government to increase the amount of silver in circulation so that businesses could expand and hire more workers, and to appropriate $500 million dollars to put the unemployed to work building roads.