Political and Urban Corruption

Political and Urban Corruption - Name: _ Period: _ Date: _...

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P OLITICAL C ORRUPTION Directions : One of the most famous American cartoonists was Thomas Nast. He was best known for his cartoon poking fun of the corrupt “Boss” Tweed ring in New York City in the 1860s. Nast invented the idea of the elephant to represent the Republican Party and used the donkey to represent the Democratic Party. He also invented the costume that artists usually put on Santa Claus. Nast’s cartoons appeared in illustrated magazines such as the widely read periodical Harper’s Weekly . Such periodicals were the main source of information in the late 19 th century. Study the cartoon below and answer the questions that follow. 1. Whom does the hand represent? 2. What city is shown here? 3. What is the cartoonist trying to say? Name: ______________________________________ Period: _______ Date: ____________________ U.S. History & Government 11R Mr. Gallucci
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U RBAN C ORRUPTION Directions : Perhaps the most dishonest of all politicians in the “Gilded Age” was William M. Tweed,
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