WWI cartoon

This German 1915 cartoon depicts the British navy as bullies.

We have created questions and answers for your classroom use.

For more WWI resources check out:

World History WWI PowerPoint 

US History WWI PowerPoint

Civil War era political cartoon

One of our favorite ways to teach is using political cartoons. The Civil War offers a great opportunity to do this as so much time is spent on military action that students can feel bogged down in statistics.

This cartoon depicts General Scott as Hercules slaying the great hydra.

We have included questions and answers along with the cartoon for your classroom use.

For more Civil War era resources check out our PowerPoints:

Simulation Games:

King Andrew the First

This 1833 cartoon is a great way of exploring the sometimes controversial presidency of Andrew Jackson. Although this refers to the action regarding the Bank, it would be interesting to analyze other actions taken during his presidency.

We have included a copy of the cartoon along with questions and answers.

For more on this era check out our US History PowerPoint, Expansion and Reform: The United States from 1829-1860

Simulation games:

Image Library: US History Image Library – Pre-20th Century


The beginning of the Cold War

This cartoon, drawn by Bruce Russell in 1945, is an excellent example of the symbols and concepts used throughout the Cold War.

What is so interesting about it is that it was drawn in 1945, at the beginning of the decades long conflict.

We have included a copy of the cartoon with questions and answers for your classroom.

For more on this era check out our resources:

US History PowerPoints

World History PowerPoints

Simulation games

Women voters and the 1920 election

The first presidential election women were allowed to vote in was in 1920, after passage of the 19th amendment.

Both parties attempted to woo women voters.

We have included a copy of Jay Darling’s 1920 cartoon, along with questions and answers, that shows the courting that occurred.

For more resources on the 1920s check out our PowerPoint and simulation games:

Benjamin Franklin’s Join or Die

Although this cartoon can be seen in almost every major US History textbook, we still think it’s worth analyzing with questions.

We have included a copy with questions and answers.

For more on this era please check out our resources:

US History PowerPoints

  • Colonization to Reconstruction:
    U.S. History Review
  • Colonial Era
  • The American Revolutionary War
  • Simulation Games

    Image Library

    US History Image Library – Pre-20th Century

    The First Hundred Days under FDR

    This fantastic cartoon from 1933 allows for deep analysis by students.

    The cartoonist depicts FDR as TR, attacking the nation’s problems with “The Big Stick”.

    We have included a copy of the cartoon with questions and answers.

    So many concepts at work here, this could spark an amazing classroom discussion!

    For more resources on this era check out our 1930s PowerPoint, as well as our FDR and the New Deal simulation game.

    Kennedy versus Khrushchev: Cold War Political Cartoon

    The Cold War was a terrifying time because of the high stakes involved with new weapons and mutually assured destruction.

    Tensions peaked in the early 1960s when JFK and Khrushchev took us to the brink of nuclear war, which would have killed billions and ended human civilization as we know it.

    We have included a copy of this political cartoon along with questions and answers.

    Check out our PowerPoints on this era:

    Check out our simulation games on the Cold War:

    WWII Dr. Seuss Political Cartoon

    Dr Seuss was a prolific artist and due to his children’s books is a wonderful cartoonist to use in the classroom during WWII.

    His images feel familiar which put even the most unsure students at ease in analyzing political cartoons.

    We have included a copy of his famous ostrich cartoon along with questions and answers.

    For more on WWII check out our resources:

    US History PowerPoints

    World History PowerPoints

    Check out our simulation games:

    1912 Presidential Election Cartoons

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    The 1912 presidential election was fascinating because of a dynamic third party campaign and also was the only time in history two presidents ran against each other and both lost!

    We have included two cartoons from the era along with questions and answers.

    For more on this era check out our Imperialism, Progressive Era and World War I PowerPoints.