Farmer’s Movement. Major Issues:. Farmers’ vision of a well-ordered society dated back to Jefferson’s ideas of an agrarian republic Enemies of this ideology were the “special privileges” or monopolies: Banks held monopolies over credit Land syndicates monopolized acreage
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National Grange of the Patrons of Husbandry
**Secret fraternal organization- code of secrecy with initiation and rituals
**Party is dead by the election of 1896- can not compete against Democratic candidate
William Jennings Bryan (Dem)
William McKinley (Rep)
Bimetallism- using both gold and silver as a currency with a price ratio fixed.
“arises when an individual uses mass media, propaganda, or other methods, to create an idealized and heroic public image”
Hanna taking advantage of the working class.- making money off labor.
Hanna dangles his puppet, McKinley, from his hand. Hanna controls McKinley and controlled the election.
**McKinley won the election by 600,000 votes
Wicked Witch- East and West: evil, represents big business (bankers and capitalists)
Munchkins- wage slaves, factory workers
Representation of the East- Industrialism
Rust- being out of work ( factories shut down during the depression)
Go to the Emerald City for help….. DC
Heartless- dehumanization of factory work (machines)
Look to the Emerald City to solve your problems
Some believe she represents a child-like Mary E. Lease
Represents the Gold Standard
Road leads to the East (Emerald City / Washington DC)
Don’t know what their own political interests are- how to help themselves
William Jennings Bryan
Has a “loud roar, but little else.”
Inability to appeal to industrial workers- unable to go up against big business
Going to the Emerald City to seek the solution to their problems
Fashioned from the “White City”
Appears to be whatever people wish to see in him.
Revealed to be a fraud
Rules with deception and trickery
Could have used her shoes at any time to return home = ability of people to control $
Lost shoes upon return to Kansas = end of Silver Movement
“once we were a free people, living happily in the great forest, flying from tree to tree, eating nuts and fruit, and doing just as we pleased without calling anybody master.”
Represents: Plains Indians