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No Questions Permitted

While the public clearly wants President Franklin D. Roosevelt to head towards a “peace Aims” Destination, FDR clearly doesn’t want to keep the public in the know. During World War II, the United States was involved with the Lend Lease Bill which provided aid to allied countries. While the Bill displayed a patriotic sentiment, the American public…

Our Deepest Sympathy Mr. President

On September 7, 1941, Franklin D. Roosevelt lost his mother, Sara.[1] Sara Roosevelt was 86 at the time of her passing. The act of Uncle Sam sympathizing with FDR shows how the nation as a whole could relate to the president. This was an especially trying time for Roosevelt as his mother was his only remaining parent after his father, James, passed…

Hurricane Junta
Hurricanes are scary, we know. And this one is particularly dangerous. Junta in Spanish means “a military council that rules after a coup de etat.” The several Latin American countries seen in the cartoon were all under the rule of a military council at some point in the 20th century. Military councils are famously unstable and, much like a…

Tweele Dee versus Tweedle Dum
In 1939, the nation was split about how much monataryaid the United States should send to Britian for WWII. Politicians such as the President, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and others were in favor of sending more aid, while many Americans criticized this goal. Many were of the opinion that the United States should stay out of Europe's war. In 1939 the…

As if there wasn't enough already

You’ve got issues? Trust me mine are worse! Spain, Palestine, China, and Russia’s all think their issues deserve priority. Prior to World War II, these nations appealed to the League of Nations to solve their problems.Palestine was not happy because its ruling power shifted from the Turks to Britain during World War I, Spain was not happy because…

Uh-Oh. Uncle Sam’s cannon won’t fire! It seems like the United States was suffering from damaging internal problems. Uncle Sam, AKA the Federal government is doing little or nothing to remedy them either. Among the debatable issues: The Civil Rights movement, Race riots, Vietnam War and the Red Scare.

Economic Fascinations
Isn’t magic fascinating? The American public depicted here seems to think so. They are so enthralled by Uncle Sam’s tricks they appear as naive as a child, blinded by faith in only what they see. The cartoonist, Herbert Johnson, drew multiple sketches on depicting the American economic situation in the early 20th century. Clearly he thinks the…

Looks like President Theodore Roosevelt is going to do some serious weeding of republicans! This 1900 cartoon by artist Barry Bartholomew is showing how Theodore Roosevelt, backed by Congress, worked on changing Republican beliefs early on in his presidency.

America and It's Aggressors

Are the policies upheld by the Monroe Doctrine buried under Red Cuba? Bruce Russell seems to think so. After the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962, many Americans thought that the U.S. did not take as much action as they should to prevent Soviet Communism from taking a hold in Cuba.

As part of the Monroe Doctrine, the U.S. foreign policy concerning…

"Anchor's Aweigh!"

That is some heavy lifting going on there! The anchor that was the Neutrality Acts of the 1930s, which were made to prevent the United States from being drawn into the war in Europe leading up to World War II, is being lifted and the battleship that is the United States is about to go sailing off and into World War II. U.S Department of State:…