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Carpetbaggers  Political Cartoons of  Reconstruction
Who Were Carpetbaggers, Anyway? <ul><li>“ Carpetbagger” is what Southerners called Northerners who came South after the Ci...
Take a Closer Look <ul><li>What did you notice first about the cartoon? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the cartoon funny or is it se...
Take a Closer Look <ul><li>How does the caption contribute to the cartoon’s message? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the message...
Take a Closer Look <ul><li>What did you notice first about the cartoon? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the cartoon funny or is it se...
Take a Closer Look <ul><li>Is the cartoon drawn realistically or is the character distorted? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the wa...
What Do You Think? <ul><li>If these were the types of cartoons Southerners commonly used to describe Northerners who came ...
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Carpetbaggers: Political Cartoons of Reconstruction

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Carpetbaggers: Political Cartoons of Reconstruction

  1. 1. Carpetbaggers Political Cartoons of Reconstruction
  2. 2. Who Were Carpetbaggers, Anyway? <ul><li>“ Carpetbagger” is what Southerners called Northerners who came South after the Civil War for financial or political gain. </li></ul><ul><li>Often they carried their belongings in a large suitcase made from carpet. </li></ul><ul><li>Many Northerners who came South during Reconstruction were actually reformers and teachers who worked with the Freedmen’s Bureau. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Take a Closer Look <ul><li>What did you notice first about the cartoon? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the cartoon funny or is it serious? </li></ul><ul><li>What key groups are part of the cartoonist’s message? </li></ul>
  4. 4. Take a Closer Look <ul><li>How does the caption contribute to the cartoon’s message? </li></ul><ul><li>What is the message of the cartoon? </li></ul>
  5. 5. Take a Closer Look <ul><li>What did you notice first about the cartoon? </li></ul><ul><li>Is the cartoon funny or is it serious? </li></ul>
  6. 6. Take a Closer Look <ul><li>Is the cartoon drawn realistically or is the character distorted? </li></ul><ul><li>Does the way the character is drawn cast him in a positive or a negative light? </li></ul>
  7. 7. What Do You Think? <ul><li>If these were the types of cartoons Southerners commonly used to describe Northerners who came down to the South, how did Southerners view “carpetbaggers”? </li></ul>

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