17.4 White Man\u2019s Burden .docx - Sarah Hanna Mr O\u2019Connor AP US History 17.4 White Man\u2019s Burden 1 How do the lines you chose represent this

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Sarah Hanna Mr. O’Connor AP US History 17.4 White Man’s Burden 1. How do the lines you chose represent this political cartoon? o The first four lines of the poem represent the first political cartoon. “Take up the White Man’s burden – send forth the best ye breed- Go bind your sons to exile, To serve your captives’ need.” In Cartoon 1 titled “School Begins,” Uncle Sam is depicted teaching the new children in the class. The new children are the countries which the Americans believe that they have to impose their culture in, like Cuba and Puerto Rico. The reason why these lines represent the cartoon is because of the fact that the first two words of these lines are, “take up” the speaker of the poem is bossing the countries around similar to a teacher, like depicted in the picture. In school often students have a series of different burdens, whether it is doing all their homework or carrying around 5 textbooks and 5 notebooks. They face many different burdens. Similarly, the poem states
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