Today we talked about politics in the inner cities during the Gilded Era. We discussed how the federal government became closely aligned with big business and partisan-politics, which created a lack of focus on local issues. Then we discussed the people who took advantage of this power vacuum- political bosses.
Your homework is to finish the Boss Tweed Cartoons started in class. Here are the instructions:
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