FDR cartoon “Sweeping Changes”, 1933

Incoming president Franklin D. Roosevelt took office at a troubled time in US history. Hoover had failed to fix the economic problems facing the nation.

This cartoon shows Uncle Sam and Hoover watching as Congress hands FDR a broom for making sweeping changes to the nation.

We have included a copy of the cartoon as well and questions and answers ready for your classroom use.

For more on this era check out our US History PowerPoint:

The Great Depression and the New Deal 

Classroom history games:

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.

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.