Historical law enforcement cartoon and analytical essay

Law Enforcement historic cartoons are vivid primary sources that offer intriguing and entertaining insights into the public mood, the underlying cultural assumptions of an age and attitudes toward key events or trends of the times. Since the 18h century, law enforcement historical cartoons have offered a highly useful window into the past.

Research and select an appropriate historical cartoon with regard to Law Enforcement issue.

Use primary documents to support your point of view concerning the selected cartoon. This essay will be based on your primary sources only. The use of secondary sources will be not accepted and will only produce a substandard grade.

The primary question(s) you should address is: In what manner does the selected cartoon reflect the political or historical attitude of the time or period in which it was presented.

The essay must also address the following elements in essay form. Introductory and closing paragraph Describe the mood of the cartoon what techniques or devices does the cartoonist use? Caricature? Symbolism? Ridicule? What issue or event does the cartoon deal with? Describe the various symbols in the cartoon. Describe the action-taking place in the cartoon. What is the purpose of the cartoon? What is the message? Is it effective? Who is the intended audience? Whose viewpoint does it represent? What are the opposing sides of the issue presented in the cartoon?

What is your point of view as to the message in the cartoon?




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