Thomas Nast was known as the “Father of the political cartoon.” He even influenc

Thomas Nast was known as the “Father of the political cartoon.” He even influenced politics and government in the Gilded Age. After reading the text and the articles provided on the political cartoons, view the political cartoons slide presentation. Then answer the following questions: Identify how Nast was an influence for change as “Father of the political cartoon.” Could any of the images be used today to criticize the current culture/economy/government? How do political cartoons or media impact politics today? Fully explain your answers and give specific examples when needed. You are welcome to share political cartoons in the discussion board.
To receive full credit for this assignment your post must:
Address the questions asked in the paragraph above in at least a 300-word post and cite all outside sources appropriately
In your initial post, include at least one interesting question the readings raised for you.
Read the provided articles and view the resources regarding political cartoons.
Resource: Cartoon Analysis Guide
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– click here to learn how to analyze a cartoon
Biography: Thomas Nast -a biography of Thomas Nast
Article: Political Cartoonists Impact Presidential Races- a history of political cartoons
Video:
Thomas Nast
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