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Political Cartoon Analysis

Directions

Analyze the cartoon below in terms of its meaning related to the Marbury v. Madison case.

  1. What do you see in the cartoon? Make a list. Include objects, people, and any characteristics that seem to be exaggerated. 
  2. Which of the items on the list from Question 1 are symbols? What does each symbol stand for? 
  3. What is happening in the cartoon? 
  4. What is the cartoonist's message? 
  5. Do you agree or disagree with the message? Explain your answer.
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