"We Are Making Progress-We Have Taken Our Children Back" Editorial Cartoon, June 3, 1925

"We Are Making Progress-We Have Taken Our Children Back" Editorial Cartoon, June 3, 1925

This editorial cartoon appeared in the Columbus Ohio Dispatch two days after the Supreme Court declared the Oregon School Law to be unconstitutional. The contributor of this cartoon used images to present his opinion on the role that parents and the state should play in the education of children. The sentiments expressed here are similar to those of many editorials printed in newspapers throughout America at the time.

 

Questions:

  • How did the artist depict the state?
    What types of images were used to convey the artist's opinion?
  • How did the artist depict the family?
    What types of images were used to convey the artist's opinion?
  • Do you think the artist supported or opposed the Oregon School Law? What evidence do you have to support your opinion? Include a consideration of the title used for this cartoon in your answer.
  • What kind of periodical do you think published the editorial cartoon? Why would the periodical's editors publish this cartoon? Who do you think they were trying to convince?

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