Political Cartoon Analysis Activity: Monopolists in the Gilded Age

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Grade Levels
8th - 12th
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2 pages
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A political cartoon analysis activity for the Gilded Age anti-Monopolist cartoon "Bosses of the Senate." This cartoon by Joseph Keppler portrays the influence of big business over the U.S. Government during the Gilded Age/Second Industrial Revolution.

File includes:
One-Page Political Cartoon Analysis Sheet
Answer Key

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I use my political cartoon analysis sheets in my own classroom, and I hope you find them as beneficial as I do!
Total Pages
2 pages
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
30 minutes
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