Guided Primary Source Analysis: A Thanksgiving Truce

A Thanksgiving Truce

Why do you think the creator titled this cartoon “A Thanksgiving Truce”? Use specific details from the source to support your response.

What do you think the bear meant when it said (with deep feeling), “Here’s hoping that when next we meet, we see you first”?

What more can you learn by reading the source record? Now read some short articles to learn some more about Theodore Roosevelt. What discoveries did you make? What new perspectives of this cartoon do you have now?

What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!

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