Archives Review | American Government

Course: American Government (Dr. Alison Staudinger)


  • Introductory political science class with over ninety undergraduate students visiting the Archives throughout the semester.
  • Assignment was to have students explore an archival collection of political cartoons. Students had a goal of identifying cartoons which illustrated key political concepts discussed in the textbook. Students had to present their selected cartoon in class and explain its connection to concepts such as civil liberties, political participation, campaigns, the media, congress, bureaucracy and the presidency.


  • Cartoon days in the classroom served as reviews for the chapter exams