"In Memoriam - our civil service as it was" was created by Thomas Nast, and first appeared in Harper's Weekly on April 28, 1877. The cartoon served to criticize Andrew Jackson's practice of granting government positions to friends and supporters. It was also a link to the corruption that plagued government in New York City during the late 1800s.
The download includes the following:
1. An introductory paragraph that describes the historical context of the cartoon.
2. A full-size picture of the cartoon, allowing students to label as instructed.
3. Questions based on the political cartoon.
4. A PowerPoint that teachers can use to lead students through the cartoon (complete with discussion notes). The PowerPoint is saved using Word 97-2003, allowing for adjustments to fonts, etc.
5. An answer key is included.
Buyers might also consider downloading a series of related cartoons: "King Andrew I" and "The Downfall of Mother Bank." I have also bundled them together at a discount under the name, "Political Cartoons: Andrew Jackson."
For those wishing to see an excellent sample of the political cartoons offered, please see "The Repeal, or the Death of Miss Ame Stamp" and download for free.
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