How the Wizard of Oz Represented America By: nick Lund


She represents the hard working citizens who were attached to the politics. They both realize something is not going right and do something to fix it.


Portrayed as a illiterate and brain dead farmer. They are called this by elite policy makers that feared racial activism.

Tin Man

Represents how the industrial workers were treated like machines for rich and powerful people.

Cowardly Lion

Represented William Jennings Bryan who was nicknamed "the Lion". He was called a fiery rhetoric and called a coward for not supporting the people's decision on going to war.

Yellow Brick Road

Represented the Monetary Policy. Which big business men generally supported tight money and the gold standard. Formers favored enlargement of the money.

Wicked Witch of the East

Stand in for wall street financiers, east elite businessmen, and Washington politicians.

Wicked Witch of the West

Western industrialists, bankers, and the railroads.

Wizard of Oz

Represents any president of the United States with his power over people. He's just like them and try's to survive through the times.

Magical Silver Slippers

Representation of the silver and how that related to the money they had.


Relates to the people who try to start the push to make things better. Like the Jews or the immigrants.

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