• April 17th, 2016

Interpreting Political Cartoons

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Interpreting Political Cartoons

In the Gilded Age, political cartoons provided important commentary on the major economic, political, and social issues of the day. Cartoon artists employed symbolism, exaggeration, labeling, analogy, and irony to express their viewpoint.

below are the resources writer must use
Barnes, L. & Bowles, M. (2014). The American story: Perspectives and encounters from 1877. San Diego, CA: Bridgepoint Education, Inc.
•This text is a Constellation™ course digital materials (CDM) title.

Library of Congress. (n.d.). Primary source analysis tool. Retrieved from https://www.loc.gov/teachers/primary-source-analysis-tool/

To understand how to analyze political cartoons, make sure to complete the “Analyzing Primary Sources” activity in section 4.3 of your textbook, and then visit the Library of Congress’s Political Cartoon Analysis page. Once you have a good idea of how to analyze political cartoons, choose one of the cartoons below and respond to the following:
1. Identify the character(s) in the cartoon.
2. Identify the symbols and actions the artist employs in the cartoon.
3. Explain the cartoon’s message, intended audience, and if the artist was persuasive to their intended audience.

The combined answers should be one page, including your reference list. Your answers to these questions should be accurate, thorough, written in complete sentences. Be sure to cite the textbook at least once and reference the textbook in APA formatting.

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