• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

Are these cartoons for or against Roosevelt? Sources E, F and G all show different views towards Roosevelt.

Extracts from this document...

Introduction

Q.4 Are these cartoons for or against Roosevelt? Sources E, F and G all show different views towards Roosevelt. Source E is a cartoon from a newspaper in the mid-1930s when Roosevelt had been President for a few years and the New Deal had been in place for a while. The cartoon shows Roosevelt operating leaky water pump, he is pouring in a lot of water, which represents taxpayers' money, but the pump is so leaky that only a small trickle of water is being poured into the New Deal bucket. Most of the water is gushing out of the leaks and there is a river running away from the pump down the hill with the label '16 billion dollars spent'. A poor, weary taxpayer is standing next to Roosevelt with buckets weighing him down and a large bucket resting on his head has the caption '7 thousand millions more'. ...read more.

Middle

timetable maybe for a bus or a train emphasizing the fact that his aim to get a car in every garage was not achieved for Hoover himself. Roosevelt is shown holding a large dustbin full of rubbish representing Hoover's policies, a sign with 'prosperity is around the corner', and the problems in America at that time, a scarecrow labeled 'ruined individual'. He is setting the dustbin out in the road for collection as someone who has just bought a new house might throw out belongings left by a previous owner, this is to show that Roosevelt is getting rid of Hoover's policies of no government intervention with the economy and that that prosperity would soon occur naturally. He also has his sleeves rolled up to show that he is ready and willing to work hard. There is also a caption at the bottom of the cartoon, which reads, "getting rid of the rubbish" to show that Roosevelt is getting rid of Hoover's do-nothing policies. ...read more.

Conclusion

The cartoonist is saying that despite all these agencies the Depression is still there and that the New Deal is ineffective. There is a speech bubble coming from Roosevelt, which says "Of course we may have to change remedies if we don't get results", Roosevelt is speaking to a Nurse representing Congress. This shows that the cartoonist believes that despite his previous methods not working Roosevelt is still willing to try and bring the Depression to an end and is willing to try again. Also showing Congress as a nurse helping Roosevelt could be showing that Congress supports Roosevelt and is willing to stand by him despite his New Deal being ineffective so far. Therefore I think that cartoon E is against Roosevelt because it is saying that his New Deal is ineffective and that he is wasting taxpayers' money. Cartoon F is supporting Roosevelt because it shows him as a President who will actively try to end the Depression. Cartoon G is both for and against Roosevelt because although it says that the New Deal is ineffective. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our GCSE USA 1919-1941 section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related GCSE USA 1919-1941 essays

  1. Haig Question F

    the frontline, in Haig's case he was 40 miles back from the frontline and receiving information of the privates. So in my opinion using the information given I think that this source agrees. Source F is an extract out of a book released recently "British Butchers and Bunglers of World War".

  2. How useful are sources D and E in helping you to understand the effects ...

    Jarrow may also have more people in their region. We can clearly see the difference between the figures because the national figures are placed alongside the Jarrow figures to show the extreme malnutrition and poor health amongst people in Jarrow. Jarrow's Public Health Committee has shown the death rates and infant mortality rates on only a few years.

  1. Use Source A and your knowledge of the period to explain why people supported ...

    Perhaps this cartoon implies that Roosevelt's policies are good but we cannot say this for certain. As we do not know the artist of this cartoon, we cannot tell how bias this source is. But we do know that these types of cartoons generally showed the extreme side of one point of view, so this source would be bias.

  2. Why people supported Roosevelt in the 1932 election

    4) Study sources E, F and G. Are these cartoons for or against Roosevelt? Explain your answer with reference to the cartoons. Source E is clearly against Roosevelt, and it is made clear though various images and details within the cartoon.

  1. Prohibition Sources Coursework.

    sentence is finished with, "And our shoes and stockings and food are in the saloon too, and they'll never come out." They do not mean this literally. The caption means that the money this family needs to buy clothes, shoes and food is being spent inside the saloon, so they will have to go without.

  2. Policies to end the Depression: Hoover vs. Roosevelt

    He was a confident and dashing young man, who never had to work a day in his life. However, Roosevelt had one perspective that Hoover didn't have: In 1921, he contracted Polio, and it made him a cripple. He eventually recovered, but had to wear leg braces for the rest of his life.

  1. Prohibition Sources Question.

    yet truthful in a way just not including all the facts the. The other focused on many reasons, as it had to be a lot more complex for the education standards. We know that there were many reasons for the demand for prohibition.

  2. Use Source A and your Knowledge of the Period to Explain why People Supported ...

    Source B on the other hand follows the belief that Roosevelt is helping the unemployment situation by banning child labour and introducing pensions. It praises Roosevelt and his policies whereas source C criticizes him, inferring that America was in a more favourable situation before the arrival of Roosevelt and his attempts to regain America's wealth.

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work