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Page of the Monroe Doctrine

This is a page of the orignial transcirption of the Monroe Doctrine.

And 1940 is a Leap Year

Leap Years, in which the month of February has an extra day, occur only once every four years. On that extra day, marvelous and extraordinary things can happen.

As it turns out, the 1940 was a leap year, and also a presidential election year. In a marvelous event, Incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt campaigned and was successfully elected to a third…

I Kinda Think 1940 is Going to be a Young Man's Year

In 1940 the Democratic presidential candidate was incumbent Franklin D. Roosevelt. The Republican party was made up of a diverse group of political hopefuls: Hoover, Vandenberg, La Guardia, Taft, Barton, Lodge, and Dewey. A photo of each is presented with the age of the candidates, the oldest being Herbert Hoover at 65 and the youngest being Dewey…


The candidates are melting! We see potential Republican nominees for the 1952 Presidential elections, Thomas Dewey of New York, Robert Taft of Ohio, and Harold Stassen of Minnesota. Watching the snowmen melt is President Truman, who hoping for their quick disappearance from the Presidential race. General MacArthur is the melted snowman, and…

The Cup That Cheers

Straw polls, or a straw vote is an “unofficial ballot conducted as a test of public opinion. Here the Republicans and the Democrats are competing to “drink” the most straw vote results. The Democratic Party had been in power since 1932. According to Gallup polls President Roosevelt’s approval ratings steadily grew throughout…

Is There A Psychiatrist in the House

In 1948 the Democratic Party didnot stand united behind a single candidate. Truman, the incumbent, proposed several progressive reforms which committed the Democratic party to formulate a platform of explicit racial equality with “the end of state poll taxes, anti-lynching laws and the desegregation of the military.” These proposals led…

Just One Big Party---On This Issue

1948 marked the historic presidential election between Dewey and Truman. Walking with their arms linked, Truman and Dewey seem pretty buddy-buddy. The anonymous chap labeled “J. Public,” looks pretty happy too. For once all the parties AND the public can agree on something!

General, You Haven't Seen Anything Yet

The budget for Harry Truman’s presidential inauguration in 1949 was the “most elaborate and expensive Inauguration” to date. Truman’s Inauguration was also the first ceremony to be broadcasted live on television. Truman is pictured in the cartoon next to a statue of Andrew Jackson, who was President in 1829. Jackson’s…

May I Peep Through This Knothole?

Looks like Herbert Hoover is trying to get a one up on the Republicans! 1936 was an election year and Republican candidate, Alfred Landon, was doing his best to attack the New Deal plans that Democratic nominee, Franklin D. Roosevelt, was putting into play as president. Herbert Hoover was still popular with the democrats at this time and was doing…

Song to Poland

Can Hitler carry a tune? Doesn’t look like it. Here we see Hitler singing the words to the song “Dancing with Tears in My Eyes” by Ruth Etting. Hitler’s emotional singing is directed to Poland. In the same year that Andrew K. Reynolds received this cartoon, Nazi Germany invaded Poland in September 1939.