Posted by: bluesyemre | April 29, 2016

Representing Congress: Clifford K. Berryman’s Political Cartoons


To help make sense of Congress and its complexities, the National Archives Center for Legislative Archives today launched Representing Congress: Clifford K. Berryman’s Political Cartoons, a free eBook (67 pages; PDF). Representing Congress goes beyond the headlines, using political cartoons to explore what Congress is, how it works, and what it does. The eBook’s cartoons and learning resources engage students of all ages and illustrate how elected officials in the House and Senate represent the American people and fulfill the Founders’ vision.
Representing Congress showcases Berryman’s ability to use portraits, representative symbols and figures, and iconic personifications to help explain the institutions and issues of civic life. Each eBook page features a large political cartoon and links to related online materials, enticing visual learners and orienting students to the study of politics and government. These drawings highlight timeless aspects of Congress. While faces, personalities and many procedures change, these cartoons show that our representative institutions remain surprisingly consistent.


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