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The smoke from Uncle Sam's cigar represents 'easy money' . In what ways could Americans make 'easy money' in the twenties? 4. In your own words, describe what you think is the point of this cartoon. An American cartoon drawn for the Chicago Times in September 1 925 .
Study the evidence in source A . 1 . Why, according t o this journalist, were there many forest fires i n the State of Washington in 1932? 2 . Why do you think sheep farmers in Oregon fed mutton to buzzards instead of selling it? 3. What do you think the writer meant by 'We have overproduction and underconsumption at the same time in the same country'? C. Read President Hoover's comment o n unemployment (source B). Who, according t o Hoover, was responsible for helping the unemployed? Why did he think it was not the government's job to help the unemployed?
2. Uncle Sam's grandchildren running around his chair each represent one bad aspect of America in the twenties. Give one example of each of these bad things: 'crime' , 'graft' [corruption] , 'scandal', 'materialism' , 'indulgence' . 3 . The smoke from Uncle Sam's cigar represents 'easy money' . In what ways could Americans make 'easy money' in the twenties? 4. In your own words, describe what you think is the point of this cartoon. An American cartoon drawn for the Chicago Times in September 1 925 .