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  • 1. Republican Era Scandals1. What interesting detailsdo you see in the cartoon?2. What is happening to thecongressional building andthe WashingtonMonument?3. What event might thiscartoon depict?4. What might go in themissing portion of thecartoon?
  • 2. Analyzing Political Cartoon• Essential Question: What is the proper role of the government in people’s lives?• Standards: – 8.1.12 B. Synthesize and evaluate historical sources. C. Evaluate historical interpretation of events. - 8.3.12 A. Identify and evaluate the political and cultural contributions of individuals and groups to United States history from 1890 to Present. C. Evaluate how continuity and change has influenced United States history from 1890 to Present. D. Identify and evaluate conflict and cooperation among social groups and organizations in United States history from 1890 to the Present.
  • 3. Political Cartoon of Warren G. Harding • What is your overall impression of the cartoon? • Are any elements from step 1 under Analyzing Political Cartoons shown?
  • 4. Political Cartoon of Warren G. Harding • What is the primary focus of the cartoon? • Where is the person standing • What might he be handling?
  • 5. Political Cartoon of Warren G. Harding • Read the Intro on pg. 343 and the 1st paragraph under A Republican Era Begins on pg. 344 in the History Alive textbook. • Make and educated guess about what is missing in the picture and draw it.
  • 6. Calvin Coolidge’s Chorus 1. What interesting details do you see in the cartoon? 2. Who might the men in the cartoon represent? 3. Why might these men support Coolidge? 4. What might go in the missing portion of the cartoon?
  • 7. The U.S.S. Prosperity 1. What interesting details do you see in the cartoon? 2. Who might the passengers on the ship represent? 3. Do the passengers seem pleased about the direction the ship is heading? How can you tell? 4. What might the captain be saying about the direction in which the ship is going?
  • 8. The League of Nations 1. What interesting details do you see in the cartoon? 2. The man on the right is Senator Hiram Johnson. What is Johnson’s opinion on the League of Nations? How can you tell? 3. What is the cartoonist suggesting about Harding’s position on the League of Nations? 4. What might fit into the missing portion of the cartoon?
  • 9. The Tiger of Militarism 1. What interesting details do you see in the cartoon? 2. Who or what do you think the tiger represents? 3. Who or what do you think the woman represents? 4. What might go in the missing portion of the cartoon?
  • 10. Kellogg-Briand Pact 1. What interesting details do you see in the cartoon? 2. What does the plaque over the fireplace commemorate? 3. In the caption, the cartoonist suggests that the Kellogg- Briand Pact is an insurance policy against war. What might he mean that the United States needs “fire prevention”? 4. What might go in the missing portion of the cartoon?