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Origins of American Government
Political Cartoon
© American Antiquarian Society
Ratifying the Constitution
ANALYZING POLITICAL CARTOONS
Study the political cartoon, and then answer the questions that follow.
1. What do the pillars represent?
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2. What point is the cartoonist trying to make by having the hand from above add
Virginia to the row of pillars?
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3. Why was it important that all the states ratify the Constitution, not just the minimum
requirement of nine?
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political cartoon: Ratifying the Constitution