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Monroe and the World

This mini-exhibit displays any and all cartoons found in the collection at the James Monroe Museum that have to do with Monroe, or his most famous work, the Monroe Doctrine. Because of the the range cartoons available, these cartoons mainly provide commentary on the Cuban Missle Crisis during the Cold War.

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Republicans vs. Democrats

The exhibit below is a compilation of many of the political cartoons in the James Monroe Collection that contain depictions of the Donkey and Elephant as mascots of the American political parties.  

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The Historic 1940 Election

The 1940 Presidential election was an extremely heated contest.  Incumbant Franklin D. Roosvelt ran as the Democratic candidate for a third term against Republican newcower Wendell Wilkie.  Many Americans were torn between the discomfort of having a President serve a third term and the comfort and security of continuity in the face of the onset of WWII.  Each of the cartoons in this exhibit focus on the tensions surronding the 1940 Presidential election.

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World Wars

In this exhibit, political cartoons providing commentary on World War I and World War II are displayed. These 26 cartoons discuss events on both the homefront and overseas, ranging from issues facing the League of Nations to Pearl Harbor, to a revolt in Romania. The commentary provided by these cartoons give us a glimpse at not only how the war was perceived by the media, but what details Americans at this time were most concerned with.

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