This series of political cartoons includes "In Memoriam - our civil service as it was," "King Andrew I," and "The Downfall of Mother Bank." The cartoons focus on Jackson's presidency and perceived abuses of power: the spoils system, vetoing the charter of the Second Bank of the United States, and defying the Supreme Court's decision in Worcester v. Georgia (1832). Although Jacksonian democracy was intended to demonstrate that the common man could be trusted with political power, Jackson's presidency seemed to indicate the opposite.
The download includes the following:
1. Introductory paragraphs that describe the historical context of each cartoon.
2. A full-size picture of each cartoon, allowing students to label as instructed.
3. Questions based on the political cartoons.
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 for each cartoon is included.
Purchased separately, the political cartoons would total $7.50; I am offering them as a bundle for $6.75. I am sure you will find these a valuable addition to your curriculum for years to come.
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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