Wizard of Oz - Alana Rister 1.) They were going into debt...

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Alana Rister 1.) They were going into debt and could not get the money to pay it off. They were having storms and famines that would damage crop. They were attempting to get the government to use silver so that they could get more money resulting in them being able to pay off their debts. 2.) Farmers believed that deflation was killing them economically, by raising the real (price adjusted) interest rate and the real burden of their mortgage and other debts. 3.) Kansas- A state that was a hotbed of farm discontent and Populist politics The Cyclone- was a representation of the silver movement that swept the Nation Oz/ Emerald City- represented Money and the political center The yellow brick road- gold The Wicked Witch of the East- Wall Street and big business The Wicked Witch of the West- drought and other malign forces of nature Dorothy’s Silver Slippers- Silver The Scarecrow-the farmer, farmers were often derided as stupid and solely to blame for their economic woes The Tinman- industrial workingman, was industrialization alienating the worker
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