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The repeal, or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp, 1766

[Detail] The repeal, or the funeral of Miss Ame=Stamp, 1766

Lesson Overview

A careful analysis of political cartoons can provide a glimpse into key moments of U.S. political history. In this activity, students will closely examine political cartoons about the Stamp Act; make inferences about the political, social, and economic situations depicted therein; and offer informed speculations concerning each creator’s point of view.


After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Analyze political cartoons.
  • Identify the ways in which point of view can be detected in political cartoons.


Time Required

Two 50-minute class periods.

Recommended Grade Level

  • 6-8
  • 3-5


  • Arts & Culture


  • American Revolution 1763-1783


Terri Bramhall