Political Cartoon AnalysisImmigration in the late 1800s EQ: Why has immigration always been a controversial issue in America? What are the symbols in this cartoon? What is the cartoonists perspective (bias) on immigration? How do you know? What is a “hot issue” for political cartoonists today? Political Cartoonists of the late 1900s Thomas Nast • Famous cartoonist- Harper’s Weekly magazine Joseph Keppler • Famous cartoonist- Puck Magazine Looking at the Evidence • Each group will receive a series of political cartoons related to immigration at the turn of the century. • You will work with your group to analyze and evaluate the cartoons. Then, you will present your analyses to the class. • As each group presents, you will record notes. One of these political cartoons will be on your test. • Group 1 Group 2 • Group 3 Group 4 Group 5 • Group 6 Reflection Questions • 1. Which immigrant groups were most feared? • 2. Why were these groups feared? • 3. Which political cartoon did you find the most disturbing and why?