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Alfred McCoy: Political Caricature ofthe American Era,1900-1941Summary of the Event: In 1917, The Philippines was once called the new Garden of Eden. Lively as the streetsof Manila, it became famous not only because how of well developed it is during theyear 1900s. despite the colors of its civilized ambiance, it is still not free the shadow ofwrong acts. The different political situation has been encountered during the age ofdeveloping of the Philippines. Corruption, bribes, and more conspiracies have beenincluded, during this time of potential severe damage to the development of the country.Different cartoonist illustrated how curved is the government. Using differentillustrations, such as humans and objects pointing out the wrongdoings of thegovernment during that time. Historical Criticism
As the country suffered in the unlawful acts of the government, a cartoonist in thecountry, or even foreigners who made movements to show how rotten the stability andthe mindset of the government during the 1900s. failed attempts and irresponsiblehandling of their employee made it harder for the rightful people who tried to change thecurved government. Allegations such as the manila police protecting gambling clubspatronized by Filipino politicians. Taking bribes from Chinese clubs or failing to break upthe city’s criminal gangs. Also, a governor who did the right thing but instead asks for arecognition, being illustrated as someone who did the right thing but wants to besomeone who has done a heroic deed. Politicians during the 1900s were found,overusing the taxes of the country’s people not only does it happens as of today but aswell as history. Not only does the government itself, but also the people of the church