These two political cartoons, "Intercourse or Impartial Dealings" and "Ograbme, or the American Snapping Turtle," focus on America's precarious relationship with Britain and France during the early 1800s. In 1807, facing persistent interference with American shipping, Thomas Jefferson imposed an embargo on all foreign goods. Ultimately, however, Jefferson faced criticism for his inability to stand up to the major powers of Europe.
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 $5; I am offering them as a bundle for $4.50. 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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