Do some research on the Primary Source Nexus to find out who Wilson was. If you don’t know what a Pharaoh is, do some research outside of the Primary Source Nexus to find out. Why do you think this political cartoon might have compared Wilson to a Pharaoh?
Look up the definition of a tariff. Now zoom into a more detailed view of this cartoon. Look closely and try to figure out some of the symbols the cartoonist used. For help reading cartoons, click the links below.
- Analyzing Primary Sources: Reading Cartoons
- Analyzing Primary Sources: Learning from Political Cartoons
Now review the cartoon’s bibliographic record. What insights into this cartoon does this new information provide you with? What questions do you still have?
What other observations, reflections or questions does this source inspire? Let us know!