Presentation on theme: "The Wizard of Oz A Populist Allegory?"— Presentation transcript:
1 The Wizard of Oz A Populist Allegory? Mr. BachHudson High SchoolUnited States History
2 What Gives a Dollar Value? Today?Late 19th Century?
3 19th Century Monetary Fight East Coast Bankers (Rich)Creditors (They have provided loans to farmers for land, seed, machinery, etc.)Back the Gold StandardWant the amount of currency in U.S. to stay fixed or low growth.Plains Farmers (Poor)Debtors (They have taken out loans that they must pay back)Back the Free Coinage of SilverWant the amount of currency in the U.S. to expand
4 “The Cross of Gold”William Jennings Bryan (1896 Democratic Candidate for President)“You Shall Not Crucify Mankind Upon a Cross of Gold!”
5 The Wonderful Wizard of Oz Published in 1900 by L. Frank Baum