Gilded Age Essay Questions

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What was the yellow brick road a metaphor for?
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The Gold Standard.
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What were the silver (red) shoe a metaphor for?
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Silver coins.
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What was Dorothy a metaphor for?
What was Dorothy a metaphor for?
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The average American.
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What was the Wicked Witch of the East a metaphor for?
What was the Wicked Witch of the East a metaphor for?
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Industry pushed the workers like machines until they broke.
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What was the Wicked Witch of the West a metaphor for?
What was the Wicked Witch of the West a metaphor for?
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The difficulties farmers faced (drought for example, which ended with water like the Witch)
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What were the Munchkins a metaphor for?
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Immigrant and Children factory workers.
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What was the Scarecrow a metaphor for?
What was the Scarecrow a metaphor for?
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Farmers.
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What was the Tin Woodsman a metaphor for?
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The depression, machines halted.
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What was the Cowardly Lion a metaphor for?
What was the Cowardly Lion a metaphor for?
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William Jennings Bryan.
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What was the Wizard of Oz a metaphor for?
What was the Wizard of Oz a metaphor for?
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Political Leaders.
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What were the winged monkeys a metaphor for?
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Native Americans. (Under the power of the witch).
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What was the Bucket of Water a metaphor for?
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Rain.
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What was Emerald City a metaphor for?
What was Emerald City a metaphor for?
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Washington D.C.
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What was the march to Emerald City a metaphor for?
What was the march to Emerald City a metaphor for?
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Coxey’s army.
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What were the poppy fields a metaphor for?
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Drugs.
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What were the parts of the Populist Party’s platform that eventually became laws?
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-Graduated income tax -8 hour workday -Politcal reforms such as recalls, referendums, initiatives, direct election of senators, and secret ballots

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