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James Buchanan- the president in the White House “I’ll do what I can do help you Breck, but my strength is failing and I’m afraid you’ll pull me out before I can pull you in.” John Breckenridge was James Buchanan’s vice-president. John Breckenridge- Southern Democratic “Ah, Mr. Buck! I’m too weak to get up – and we shall be compelled to dissolve the Union.” Buchanan and Breckenridge were accused of being sympathetic to the secessionists. Answer the Analysis Questions in the grid below. Question Answer 1. Knowledge:What issue is this political cartoon about? I guess they were trying to get away from Lincoln2. Comprehension: Explain the significance of the three keys which won’t open the door to the White House for Stephen Douglas. I guess they are saying that they don’t belong their anymore because the keys aren’t working3. 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? I think they feel strongest about Lincoln4. Evaluation: Decide what the cartoon is demonstrating about the relationship between President Buchanan and vice-president/presidential candidate Breckenridge.that's why both don’t want Lincoln to be the president of the United States5. Evaluation: Did the author of this cartoon correctly assess the situation of the 1860 presidential election? Defend your answer. I think he did a good job describing the cartoon but there were some parts I was confused about but overall I think he did a good job of explaining