US History 2 Honors
The effect of political cartoons
During the 19th to 20th century, about fifteen million immigrants entered the United
States. These included more than two and half million Italians and approximately two million
Jews from Russia and Eastern Europe, as well as many Poles, Hungarians, Austrians, Greeks,
and others. Because of this people responded to this with political cartoons and a lot of other
We often see some political cartoons in our daily life. There are a lot of political cartoons
in newspapers, magazines and television commercials. When people see them sometimes, we
may think they are funny and laugh at it. Also, we believe in all of the content that we see from
them and we change our minds by getting a different view and new information that we had
never known before.
Now, there are some reasons that political cartoons affect people. First, they are very
funny and quite simple in meaning. This is because we feel politics is difficult and some people
avoid it. But we recognize it by seeing political cartoons without hearing speeches and policies.
Second, the influences and impact of political cartoons are great because you see them directly
from your eyes. Seeing things directly from the eye gives us a bigger opinion than reading. Then
we know the opinion ahead of time and understand the meaning easier by reading. Finally, we
get a strong feeling because of the cartoon, sarcasm, inspiration, and propaganda in it.
Cartoonists want people to believe something, for example, about an election, a warning, or
political activity. We believe the cartoon because of the cartoonist’s skill and it can change our
mind fast like a magic trick. Like for example, the fourth...