A political cartoon is a cartoon that makes a point about a political issue or event. It is considered a primary source.
TASK: Examine the political cartoon below and fill out the chart below. When you analyze the document, be sure to consider the source (Who drew it? When was it drawn?), symbolism, and the point of view. Fill at least 3 rows in the chart.
OBJECTIVE: Evaluate and interpret the artist’s message.
Snakes are powerful animals, but this one is “broken/divided” - making it less powerful.
The colonies at this time had the potential to be very powerful if they were united. However, they are divided due to the colonies’ inability to agree on a common defense because of separate assemblies.