wk 2 assignment analyzing political cartoons 2 double spaced pages

Cartoon Choice: School Begins (Links to an external site.)

  • Closely read all the sections of course textbook Chapters 4, 5, and 6 which cover U.S. imperialism in Cuba, Puerto Rico, Hawaii, and the Philippines.
  • Complete the “Analyzing Primary Sources” activity located in Chapter 4, Section 3 of the course textbook. It is very important to complete this activity, which is found under the section on Yellow Journalism. Please note you will not be able to view this on some devices and will need to use a computer.

After reading the assigned chapters and sections of the course textbook, completing the activity, and reading the relevant scholarly secondary source, answer the following items:

  • Explain the character(s) in the cartoon.
  • Describe the symbols and actions the artist employs in the cartoon.
  • Utilize your textbook and secondary source to describe the historical context for your chosen cartoon.
    • Explain the historical events being referenced in the cartoon.
    • Analyze how the United States expanded its power and reach during these events.
    • Analyze the impact of American Imperialism both on the United States and those who fell under its jurisdiction.

The Analyzing Political Cartoons paper

  • Must include a separate title page with the following:
    • Title of paper
    • Student’s name
    • Course name and number
    • Instructor’s name
    • Date submitted
  • Must utilize academic Your responses to the prompts should be accurate, thorough, and written in complete sentences.
  • Must include an introduction and conclusion paragraph. Your introduction paragraph needs to end with a clear thesis statement that indicates the purpose of your paper.
  • Must use at least one quote from your course textbook as well as your scholarly secondary source.
  • Must document any information used from sources in APA style as outlined
  • Must include a separate references page that is formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

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