By Owen Cordes
Reconstruction Era- Segregation
This cartoon represents equality because it shows a negative aspect of the United States that moved us further from equal rights.
Reconstruction Era- Carpet Baggers
This has to due with the ideal of opportunity because while carpetbaggers were just trying to generate more opportunities for themselves, they ended up hindering the opportunities of others.
Reconstruction Era- President V.S. Congress
This cartoon symbolizes democracy because Andrew Johnson was threatening democracy, and it was up to Congress to preserve it.
Modern Day- Segregation
This cartoon represents equality and shows us that while segregation is not as large of an issue, it is still around. The children were definitely not equal to each other.
Modern Day- Mexican Immigration
This symbolizes opportunity because Mexicans, like carpetbaggers, are only trying to give themselves more opportunity, but sometimes they can end up draining other people's by taking jobs.
Modern Day- President V.S. Congress
This symbolizes democracy and relates to Johnson overusing these powers. Obama is not as corrupt as Johnson, but some people still that that he may abuse his powers.