Breckenridge- Southern Democratic
Answer the Analysis Questions in the grid below. Question Answer 1. Knowledge:What issue is this political cartoon about?
2. Comprehension: Explain the significance of the three keys which won’t open the door to the White House for Stephen Douglas. Describes 3 reasons why Douglas should not be
3. Analysis: Compare the figures of the four candidates for president. Which candidate does the author of the cartoon feel is the strongest and how does he show it in the cartoon?
4. Evaluation: Decide what the cartoon is demonstrating about the relationship between President Buchanan and vice-president/presidential candidate Breckenridge.
5. Evaluation: Did the author of this cartoon correctly assess the situation of the 1860 presidential election? Defend your answer. Yes, because Lincoln was opposed to the expansion of slavery and Southerners threatened to leave the Union if he was elected President.