6 Historical Political Cartoons That Capture the Hopes and Fears of the Past

These satirical drawings reveal the debates that dominated bygone eras.

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  • Theodore Roosevelt introduces William Taft as his successor in a 1906 political cartoon.Photo Credit: Wikipedia

"Emblematical Print on the South Sea Scheme"

William Hogarth, 1721

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“Join, or Die”

Benjamin Franklin, 1754

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“The Plumb-pudding in Danger”

James Gillray, 1805

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“Meanwhile They Drown”

Blanche Ames Ames, 1915

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  • Photo Credit: Still from 'Borderland: The Life and Times of Blanche Ames Ames' via BCN Productions

"The Goose-Step"

E. H. Shepard, 1936

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Depictions of Muhammad

Charlie Hebdo magazine, 2006—

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