Today we talked about politics in the Gilded Era. We saw how the US Government started focusing more on big business than local politics, leading to widespread corruption in the big cities. A lack of regulation led to poor working and living conditions, which left a massive power vacuum and eventually allowed political bosses to exploit government.
Your homework is to finish the assignment we started in class:
A political cartoon of Boss Tweed as either a Superhero or Supervillain
• A name for your character
• Exaggerations of his character
–I.e. utility belt, super powers, gadgets, etc.
• 4 annotations of your picture with examples of how he took advantages of/helped people