This political cartoon, created by Benjamin Wilson in 1766, was drawn to illustrate America's displeasure with the Stamp Act of 1765. The cartoon depicts a funeral procession, in which members of Parliament are "burying" the stamp tax after its repeal by Parliament in 1766. Leading the procession and preparing to deliver the funeral eulogy is the Reverend W. Scott, who is followed by mourners: Prime Minister George Grenville (carrying the coffin) and members of Parliament who were responsible for passage of the act. Winding up the processional are two members of the clergy. The scene is a British dock, loaded with goods that were destined for America but which are instead sitting idle as a result of the colonial boycott. The three ships in the harbor are the "Conway," the "Grafton," and the "Rockingham," all of which represent members of Parliament responsible for the repeal of the Stamp Act.
This political cartoon is a supplement to my PowerPoint presentation entitled, "The Road to Independence," and comes free with that purchase! The Repeal, or the Funeral of Miss-Ame Stamp by Brian Hook is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.
Thanks, Hernan! I appreciate the feedback! I have a great time with the political cartoons, and have many more throughout the course, ranging from the Colonial Era through the Progressive Movement. Make sure to keep checking back for both those, the PowerPoints, and the projects. Thanks again! Brian
Hiya! Thanks for the feedback. Glad you liked the cartoon. I have a multitude of these that I will be uploading throughout the year, cartoons that cover the Colonial Era through the Progressive Movement. And please check out my other work. Will be happy to follow you!
After teaching government and economics at the high school level for two years, it was definitely eye-opening to be placed in front of middle school students. But, ten years later, I am having a blast teaching US History and World History!