Political cartoons are excellent ways for people to get their point across. Humor, substance, and a bit of wit is necessary for political cartoons to be effective. You find political cartoons in every newspaper (and on the state test!) so you have to be ready.

  • What is the picture above for/against?
  • What group of people is being represented in the picture?
  • What are some negative effects of a saloon?

  • What group of people are being represented in the above picture?
  • What is the name of the establishments they are currently living in?

  • Who is the man in the above picture? What hints give him away?
  • What does this man want?
  • Why is he holding hands with a bear???

  • Who is the man carving the turkey? What hints give him away?
  • What event in history is being portrayed above?
  • Who is Teddy Roosevelt (seated) "feeding"?

  • What foreign policy is being referenced above?
  • Whom is the United States trying to keep out of countries like Santo Domingo?
  • Who is the "captain" of this policy?

  • Why are the monopolists so big? What does "fat" represent in political cartoons?
  • Is the cartoonist for/against monopolists?
  • Who should the Senate be run by?

  • Who is the man seated talking to the "child"? Who is the "child"?
  • What are all the stockings representing?
  • What time period is being portrayed in the cartoon above?

  • What is happening in the above cartoon?
  • What is a key word on the fence to show you that a specific event is happening?
  • Who is the man that is screaming?

  • Who are the two men on top of the box?
  • What is in the box?

  • What does the YWCA stand for?
  • Why are women being represented in the picture? What are the importance of women during WWI?

  • What are victory bonds?
  • How do victory bonds work?
  • Why did the cartoonist choose to have a young, child-like girl asking her father to buy a victory bond?

  • What is trying to be stopped here?
  • How can victory bonds stop it?