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POLITICAL CARTOON ASSIGNMENT (AMERICAN IMPERIALISM)
Political Cartoon Assignment American Imperialism With your partner, examine the political cartoons on the following slides. Discuss the symbolism in the cartoon, and answer the questions that accompany the image on a separate sheet of paper. Your responses should be thorough. Enjoy!
#1: According to this cartoon, how has the US changed from 1798 to 1898? What is the role of Manifest Destiny in this cartoon?
#2: What does this assume about the nature of people outside of the US? What belief is this grounded in?
#3: Does the woman seem to like her new bonnet? What does this tell us about America at this time?
#4: Describe what is behind the curtain. What is the message of this cartoon?
#5: What do you see? How does this connect to our study?
#6: What does this cartoon depict? What impact did British colonialism have on the US?
#7: What is the message of this cartoon?
#8: According to this ad, what is “white man’s burden”? How does this artist portray America?
#9: Why is President Roosevelt dressed as a police officer?
#10: According to this cartoon, what impact will colonies have on the US?
#11: Is this a new family portrait for the US? What American values are reflected in this cartoon?
#12: Discuss the irony of this cartoon. (Irony: the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite)
Predict • After analyzing the previous cartoons, what predictions can you make about American imperialism and foreign policy towards the turn of the 20 th century?