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What is the message being displayed in the political cartoon?
What vocabulary words can you connect to this image? Explain the reason for your choice
You can connect the words White mans burden and Anglo-Saxonism to this image because the image is clearly displaying a sense of the "superiority" of whites over other nations. Its negative characterization of chinese as being backwards and uncivilized only further reinforces the erroneous notion that whites held superior thoughts, beliefs and technologically advanced ways of living over the "backwards" lives of other cultures.
What kind of arguments did the US use to justify its global imperialism/expansion during the 19th and early 20th centuries?
Do we still hear similar arguments used today? How do the arguments used today differ?
Is this document important in understanding US history? Why or why not?
2 Questions you have about the cartoon
How did images like these influence American perceptions of foreign nations and our role in the world?
The creation should tell what is going on in the image and the vocabulary you are connecting to the image. The vocabulary can be found in your notes. Creations should be school appropriate. Inappropriate material will result in an automatic failure.