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1 Imperialism Cartoons These are examples. You can NOT use them for your project; that is plagiarism and you will receive a 0!

2  Some examples of animal representation of countries  United States: eagle  Britain: lion  Russia: bear  Germany: falcon  China: dragon  France: rooster  Spain: bull  India: elephant/tiger  Belgium: weak lion  Methods:  Colony  Protectorate  Sphere of Influence  Economic Imperialism  Motives:  Political: strategic location, gaining territory, governmental  Economic: making money, trade  Ideological: Social Darwinism, racism  Religious: Christianize  Exploratory: scientific knowledge, to explore new areas

3 Political Cartoon Analysis  Identify people or objects in the cartoon.  Which objects are symbols?  What do you think they mean?  Does the cartoon have a caption?  What emotions are portrayed in the cartoon?  Describe the action occurring in the cartoon.  Explain the message of the cartoon.  Who might support this message? Why?  Who might oppose this message? Why?

4 Cartoon information: England is portrayed as an octopus. England is laying claim to as much of the world as it can. World imperialism.

5 Cartoon information: England is portrayed as lion. England is laying claim India. There is a transaction going on in the background.

6 Cartoon information: Rhodes Colossus is based on Cecil Rhodes an imperialist in Africa. Rhodes was racist. The cartoon portrays Rhodes uniting the African continent with telegraph lines.

7 Cartoon information: Portrayal of the Monroe Doctrine. U.S. is portrayed as a rooster. The European nations are being kept in the coop (out of the Western Hemisphere.

8 Cartoon information: Shows Africa getting ripped apart by European powers.

9 Cartoon information: Shows European powers and Japan dividing up China and China protests in the background.

10 Cartoon information: Shows Theodore Roosevelt patrolling the Caribbean Sea. The caption reads “The Big Stick in the Caribbean Sea.” This cartoon is a reference to the Roosevelt Corollary and his “big stick” philosophy.

11 Student created: Imperialism in Africa


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