If you can’t beat them, laugh at them. A look at the political s atire of the Progressive Era . The Progressive Presidents . Group Questions.
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Ghost of founding ideals (think ghost of Christmas past)
This represents…what is more important, the sprit of the law or the letter of the law.
“I thought I dodged that”
This satirizes (makes a funny) the situation by…ridiculing president Roosevelt’s attempt to escape the two term limit.
My platform, my ideals
This exaggerates Roosevelt's reputation for commanding attention and pushing to “get his way”.
Connection to Key Concepts
This Political cartoon connects to question six: “Summing up Roosevelt”
While Roosevelt’s aggressive methods and brash style lead the way to many progressive reforms, his attempt to run for a third term lead many Americans to question whether his motives were driven by a desire to help, or a desire to control.
This cartoon reflects the Americans belief that Presidents should not serve more than two terms. This ideal is based on the belief that longer terms would give individuals extreme amounts of power, and possibly have a negative effect on the freedoms of Americans.