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Activity 2: "Negro Rule"

1. How are African Americans depicted in this cartoon? Whites?

2. What is the "vampire" in both cartoons standing on? Why might that be significant?

3. How might issues of gender factor into this cartoon?

4. Are there any significant differences between these two images? What does this say about Democratic strategies in 1898 and 1900?

5. Why might Jennett have choosen to run two cartoons that were so similar in style?