POLITICAL CARTOON ANALYSES

BY KYLE KUPEC

RECONSTRUCTION POLITICAL CARTOON

In this picture there are 2 people on a piece of paper that look like its a flyer for political power. There are also some words that are saying that the democrat is for the white man and the republican platform is for the negro. There is only one thing that is exaggerated is the face of the black person and it is exaggerated very well. What this cartoon means is that the republican platform is represented by African Americans so they deformed his face to show that is wasn't a good idea to vote for the republicans. It is really saying to vote for the democrats because they would give you what you want. The illustrator was clearly in favor of the democrats and even being a little bit racist by not liking the African Americans. He is definitely trying to tell people to vote for the democrats.

Modern Era Political Cartoon

What you see is the political cartoon next to this is an ambulance and a hearse. We all know what an ambulance is but a hearse is the car that carry's the coffin with the diseased person at a funeral. There are some words above the two cars which say, Congressional first responders... What the cartoonist is trying to say is that if you vote for the democrats you would have an ambulance coming to you if you got hurt because of Obamacare. But you you voted for the republicans and they one office, you wouldn't have an ambulance coming to get you if you were hurt. You would have a hearse which would mean you were going to die soon. What this illustrator is trying to say was that you wouldn't vote for the republicans because you would die if you voted for them. That is because they would have no medical coverage so you would die.

RECONSTRUCTION POLITICAL CARTOON

What you see in this picture is a black man who is trying to vote. In front of him there are hurtles that say Literacy Tests, then poll tax, pass the Ku Klux Klan, and another hurtle that says Grandfather clause and go through some barbed wire. The white man just has to go up some steps to vote. What is exaggerated in this cartoon is how the black man has to get to the voting poll.What this cartoon is saying is that Blacks could vote but it wasn't very easy to get to the voting stations to actually vote. What they would have to do is, They would have to pass a literacy test. That's to see if the person could read and write. After that they would have to pay a poll tax which is just paying to vote. Then probably their worst night mare. Having to walk by The Ku Klux Klan in broad daylight just so they they could get beaten. The final thing would be the grandfather clause. The illustrator was clearly mad that that blacks had the right right to vote so he took every thing that they don't like into a few hours.

Modern Era Political Cartoon

In this cartoon you see a small black man on one side and a voting poll on the other side. Also the black man is asking a question. What the man is asking is How can our black voices be heard in a mostly white government. What is exaggerated is that the black man is so small because they don't have much say in our country. What this cartoon is trying to tell us is that if you want to try and voice your opinion the first and easiest way to do it is to vote for who you want in a political office. The illustrator definitely didn't like what happened in Ferguson Missouri. So he gave them a clue to to try and give them some say in what happens in this country.

Reconstruction Political Cartoon

In this picture there is a man with a scale. And on the scale there is gold on one side and crops in the other and a bag full of gold Sitting on the ground next to the scale. What The words on the bag says is Hoarding Gold. What is exaggerated in this cartoon is that crops can be worth more than gold in the eyes of southerners. What this cartoon mans is That cotton and some local crop could be worth more than blocks of gold and other precious metals. The illustrator had to be a southerner because if he wasn't a southerner, he would think that the gold would be worth more than than some cotton. But if he were a northerner he would be against what they would be doing in the south.

Modern Era Political Cartoon

What you see in this political cartoon is a large man with a line down the middle of him. Also on each side of him there is another man that is shackled to the large man in the middle. Above the man in the middle there is a sign that says, 18th century slavery VS. 21st century war on drugs. Also above the man in the middle it says, Not the same difference. That was yesterday so out with the old. This is today and in with the new. What is exaggerated in this cartoon is that the 18th century could be anything alike the 21st century but it really is because conditions aren't that different for blacks in some places. What this cartoon is trying to say is that conditions for blacks during slavery isn't very different that blacks who make poor decisions with drugs and go to jail. The illustrators point of view would be very different than an abolitionist from the civil era so they are saying that it is not fair on how the blacks got treated now and back then.