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The Wizard of Oz A Populist Allegory? Mr. Bach Hudson High School United States History.

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1 The Wizard of Oz A Populist Allegory? Mr. Bach Hudson High School United States History

2 What Gives a Dollar Value? Today? Late 19 th Century?

3 19 th Century Monetary Fight East Coast Bankers (Rich) –Creditors (They have provided loans to farmers for land, seed, machinery, etc.) –Back the Gold Standard –Want 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 Silver –Want 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

6 Dorothy

7 Kansas

8 Toto

9 Wicked Witch of the East

10 Munchkins

11 Wicked Witch of the West

12 Good Witch of the South

13 Yellow Brick Road

14 Scarecrow

15 Tin Man

16 Cowardly Lion

17 Winged Monkeys

18 Yellow Winkies

19 Deadly Poppy Field

20 Emerald City

21 The Wizard

22 Hot Air Balloon

23 “I’m Melting!”

24 “Ruby” Slippers


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