The Rise of Democratic Ideals
“Giant Steps for Humanity”
1. Explain the meaning of
the cartoon’s title and
caption.
2. Explain the overall
message of the cartoon.
3. Imagine you are either
standing in the swamp
or on the top of the
stair case. Write three
sentences describing
your perspective from
where you are standing.
“Democracy is both a
blessing and a curse.”
How would you support both sides of this statement?
Tasks
Write an introductory paragraph that provides historical
background.
Write a thesis statement which takes a clear historical
position at the end of your introductory paragraph.
After writing the introduction, write three topic sentences
that support your thesis.

Unit 1 Lesson 14 Rise of Democratic Ideals