DOROTHY Represents the “Common Man”
Toto Represents the small possessions the “common man” has.
Wicked Witch of the East Represents the eastern banking interests
Silver Slippers Changed to Ruby Slippers in the film. Represented “Free Silver” idea, that free coinage of silver will take us where we want to go.
Good Witch of the North Represents the Union, which won the Civil War
Munchkins Represent the “little people” of the U.S.
Yellow Brick Road Represents the “Gold Standard” which is the road to ruin.
Scarecrow Represented the farmers of America
Tin Man Represented the industrial workers of the Northeast
Cowardly Lion Represents William Jennings Bryan, who ran for President 6 times and got lesser men than himself elected but never became President himself.
Wicked Witch of the West Represented Nature
Water Killed the Wicked Witch of the West Represented what was needed to tame the west.
Flying Monkeys Represented the Indian tribes of the Great Plains
Emerald City Represented Washington, DC
The Wizard Represented all the Presidents of the United States, from Washington to McKinley
Oz Represented how gold was measured, by the ounce (oz)