GILDED AGE - THE CORRUPTING OF NEW YORK CITY

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Essential Question:   TO WHAT EXTENT DID THE POLITICAL CARTOONS OF THE GILDED AGE EXPOSE THE CORRUPTION OF THE ERA?

Objective: To have students analyze and evaluate exposure of corruption through political cartoons of the Gilded Age

Citations: 

Gilded Age – Political Cartoon Analysis (Handout Attached)

www.losal.org/cms/lib7/CA01000497/Centricity/.../Politcal_cartoon_analysis.pdf

Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History – Gilded Age – Columbia University – Summer 1997 – Prof. Ken Jackson

Tammany Hall Historical Background http://www.history.com/topics/tammany-hall

Political Cartoon Grading Rubric: 

http://www.assets.pearsonschool.com%2Fasset_mgr%2Fcurrent%2F201129%2Fgov...

State: 
New York