US Government & Politics Unit 6 TGA – Public Policy Political Cartoon - 35 points Name: Winney Zhao Political Cartoons:
A political cartoon is a type of drawing used to present opinions, comments, or criticisms of a situation, person, or event. Cartoons help us understand information by presenting it in a visual and memorable way. Cartoonists use many different techniques to achieve their goals: Caricature - exaggerating one or more physical features - a large mouth to show someone who often speaks out on an issue. Symbols - using a recognizable item to communicate an idea - an elephant to represent the Republican Party. Caption - having the characters speak or summarizing the message in a few words above or below the cartoon. Part 1 : (5 points)
Analyze the following political cartoon that was completed by Benjamin Franklin in the Revolutionary War era. Identify objects that you see in this cartoon above. Identify the text used in the cartoons. Analyze the message of the cartoon in 1-2 sentences.
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