By Ryan Leahy
Reconstruction Era Political Cartoon
This political cartoon symbolizes the struggle between congress and President Johnson during the reconstruction period. Both the president and congress are portrayed as trains heading directly towards each other. The Radical Republicans had gained the majority of peoples view in congress. This started the decrease to Johnson’s power. This cartoon depicts the political issues that took place during the reconstruction period. This political cartoon specifically connects to the democracy ideal. This cartoon shows that we were moving farther away from the ideals, because the two sides aren't working to together and involving citizens.
Modern Day Political Cartoon
This political cartoon is a modern day example of how the president and congress don’t still don't always agree. A stung relationship is imperative for a democracy run government, which isn't shown in the cartoon. Although it is a political cartoon, so it is supposed to be exaggerated. But, I think the comparison shows that we have taken a step in the right direction towards the democracy ideal but we need to keep moving foreword, and give the citizens of the United States more opportunity (another ideal) in congress.