“Theodore Roosevelt and his Big Stick in the Caribbean”


Understanding Political Cartoons
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1. Why is Theodore Roosevelt depicted carrying a “Big Stick”?
2. What is the relevance of each of the locations which are labeled in the cartoon?
Santo Domingo:
Cuba:
Mexico:
Panama:
Venezuela:
3.What do the ships represent?
4. What do you think is the main idea of this cartoon?