Political cartoons offeran interesting and oftencompelling view ofAmerican History.    This slide show will advance    aut...
Many                            cartoons                            are                            political              ...
You can also click on the text accompanying the cartoon to receive adeeper explanation or more information regarding the c...
Benjamin Franklins "Join or Die“(1754), is acknowledged as the        Dan Backer University of Virginia (Brief History of ...
This Cartoon not onlyshows the hope of anation for a respite fromthe Civil War it is alsowidely considered to bethe first ...
WWII Political Cartoon by Dr. Seuss (One month after                    attack on Pearl Harbor)                           ...
Dr. Seuss cartoon panel encouraging the purchase of war bonds
Dr. Seuss himself states that Yertle the Turtle was modeled after the rise of Hilter.                                CNN.c...
Should people be punished or targeted bDuring the Anti-Communistscares of the late 40’s andearly 50’s even teachers andstu...
This cartoon shows theauthor’s views of those whoattempted to break up civilrights demonstrations in thelate 1950’s and ea...
By Bill Mauldin. Published Nov. 23, 1963. (The day after               JFK was assassinated)                              ...
Could this cartoon just be                     ironic or could it possibly                     be an indictment of the    ...
The Simpsons episode "Mr. Spritz Goes to Was         Krusty runs for the position of Congressman.
Do you think thatVice-Presidents thatlater get elected tohigher office areviewed as merely acontinuation of theprevious Pr...
It is likely that the author here was commenting on the Persian Gulf War of   1990 - 1991.Calvin and Hobbes byBill Watters...
In the 1988 PresidentialElection George H. W. Bushmade this statement whileaccepting the Republicannomination. Later after...
In 1994 Tobacco industriesprovided testimony beforeCongressional hearings.Later it became clear thatthose executives provi...
Still from South Park Episode “Something Wall-Mart Th        Scene shows results of new Wall-Mart in South Park
References• 1 Backer, Dan (07/01/1996). A Brief History of Political  Cartoons. Retrieved February 21, 2008, from Uniting ...
References Cont.•   Groening , Matt (2008 Jan. 6 ). E Pluribus Wiggum. Retrieved February    28, 2008, from The Simpsons E...
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Lesson for High school students. This lesson provides a brief overview of the history of the U.S. while offering a brief look at the history and impact of political cartoons. Lesson allows student to work at their own pace and interest level.

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  1. 1. Political cartoons offeran interesting and oftencompelling view ofAmerican History. This slide show will advance automatically or you can advance or pause any slide when you want by using the navigation tolls in the lower left corner of the screen.
  2. 2. Many cartoons are political cartoons even if the viewer isn’t aware thatThroughout this the artist ispresentation click on the trying tocartoon to get moreinformation about the convey aauthor or artist. message.
  3. 3. You can also click on the text accompanying the cartoon to receive adeeper explanation or more information regarding the content of thecartoon.
  4. 4. Benjamin Franklins "Join or Die“(1754), is acknowledged as the Dan Backer University of Virginia (Brief History of Political Cartoons)
  5. 5. This Cartoon not onlyshows the hope of anation for a respite fromthe Civil War it is alsowidely considered to bethe first appearance of themodern image of SantaClause. It is also possible that Thomas Nast developed the mother of Power Point by being one of the first to illustrate his lectures on large sheets of paper.
  6. 6. WWII Political Cartoon by Dr. Seuss (One month after attack on Pearl Harbor) Prior to the attack on Pearl Harbor many Americans wanted to avoid any involvement in WWII. Jan 1942 A Catalogue of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss
  7. 7. Dr. Seuss cartoon panel encouraging the purchase of war bonds
  8. 8. Dr. Seuss himself states that Yertle the Turtle was modeled after the rise of Hilter. CNN.com article October 17 1999The original1958 cover
  9. 9. Should people be punished or targeted bDuring the Anti-Communistscares of the late 40’s andearly 50’s even teachers andstudents were targeted as aresult of assigned readinglists.
  10. 10. This cartoon shows theauthor’s views of those whoattempted to break up civilrights demonstrations in thelate 1950’s and early1960’s.
  11. 11. By Bill Mauldin. Published Nov. 23, 1963. (The day after JFK was assassinated) Many people remember where they were when they found out that JFK was assassinated. Much like later generations remember vividly where they were on September 11, 2001.
  12. 12. Could this cartoon just be ironic or could it possibly be an indictment of the education system at the time?Gary Larson (1986)
  13. 13. The Simpsons episode "Mr. Spritz Goes to Was Krusty runs for the position of Congressman.
  14. 14. Do you think thatVice-Presidents thatlater get elected tohigher office areviewed as merely acontinuation of theprevious President’spolicies?
  15. 15. It is likely that the author here was commenting on the Persian Gulf War of 1990 - 1991.Calvin and Hobbes byBill Watterson 1992
  16. 16. In the 1988 PresidentialElection George H. W. Bushmade this statement whileaccepting the Republicannomination. Later afterinstituting a rise in taxesduring his term thestatement was used to helpdefeat his bid for re-election.
  17. 17. In 1994 Tobacco industriesprovided testimony beforeCongressional hearings.Later it became clear thatthose executives providedfalse and misleadingtestimony.
  18. 18. Still from South Park Episode “Something Wall-Mart Th Scene shows results of new Wall-Mart in South Park
  19. 19. References• 1 Backer, Dan (07/01/1996). A Brief History of Political Cartoons. Retrieved February 21, 2008, from Uniting Mugwumps and the Masses; Pucks role in gilded age politics Web site: http://xroads.virginia.edu/~MA96/PUCK/part1.html• (2003, Aug. 7). Bill Mauldin; Beyond Willie and Joe. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from Library of Congress; Bill Mauldin Online Tribute Web site: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/mauldin/mauldin-atwar.html• Benjamin Franklin: Glimpses of the Man. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from The World of Benjamin Franklin Web site: http:// www.fi.edu/franklin/• Block, Herb (2001, Nov. 9). HerbBlocks Presidents. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from HerbBlocks History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millenium Web site: http:// www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/presidents.html• Block, Herb (2001, Nov. 9). The Sorcerer’s Apprentice. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from HerbBlocks History: Political Cartoons from the Crash to the Millenium Web site: http://www.loc.gov/rr/print/swann/herblock/presidents.html
  20. 20. References Cont.• Groening , Matt (2008 Jan. 6 ). E Pluribus Wiggum. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from The Simpsons Episode Guide Web site: http:// www.thesimpsons.com/episode_guide/• Larson, Gary (1986). Stay Free Daily Nov. 2006. Retrieved February 21, 2008, from Stay Free Daily Web site: http://blog.stayfreemagazine.org/2006/11/index.html• Minear, Richard, H (1999). A Catalogue of Political Cartoons by Dr. Seuss. Retrieved February 21, 2008, from Dr. Seuss Goes to War Web site: http://humor.about.com/gi/dynamic/offsite.htm?zi=1/XJ&sdn= humor&cdn=entertainment&tm =9&gps=337_226_1020_599&f=20&su=p504.1.336.ip_&tt=2&bt=1&bts=1&zu=• Parker & Stone, Matt & Trey (2004, Nov 3 Original airdate). Something Wall-Mart This Way Comes. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from South Park Episode Guide Web site: http://www.southparkstudios.com/show/episodes/display_episode.php?epi =809• Pizey, Chris (04/24/1997). Calvin and Hobbes. Retrieved February 21, 2008, from Calvin and Hobbes Web site: http:// www.neophilia.de/onlinehome/calvin/• 2- Roberts , Chuck (1999, Oct 17). Serious Seuss: Childrens author as political cartoonist. Retrieved February 28, 2008, from CNN.com Web site: http://www.cnn.com/books/news/9910/17/dr.seuss.war/index.html

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