Public Criticism Overview
Get an historical perspective from former Congressman Lee Hamilton on the place of political cartoons in our representative democracy.
Congress in the Public Eye: A Look at American Political Cartoons
See a variety of political cartoons from the Library of Congress collection that relate to nine major criticisms of Congress that have been made over the years, and hear how some noted political scientists assess the criticisms.
Understanding Persuasion Techniques
Investigate the persuasion techniques used by political cartoonists and interpret the meaning of cartoons. Begin to formulate ideas about our government and how Congress works.
Analyzing Political Cartoons
Explore public criticisms of Congress and develop your own views about Congress. Research historical background and analyze visual and language clues to determine the meaning of contemporary and historical political cartoons.
Expressing Political Opinions
Examine political cartoons dealing with current national issues and consider how to frame an argument for different sides of the issues. Find out how to contact elected representatives and learn more about their stances on various issues.