When Ulysses S. Grant became President in 1868, he immediately ran into trouble with the responsibilities he carried. For your first primary source exercise, I’d like for you to look at a political cartoon I’ve linked in the next sentence. This cartoon (Links to an external site.) is entitled, “A Burden He Must Shoulder.”
In 45 – 50 words (no more, no less), describe the characters in this cartoon are (the dogs, the vultures, Grant, and the woman), the kind of burdens Grant is carrying, and what the artist is trying to say in this one image.
Things to remember:
- You must include your word count at the top of the page.
- Spelling and grammar count, so write thoughtfully and carefully.