Senator Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire, the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 1852, was both a Mexican War veteran and a renowned alcoholic. The Whigs tried to undermine any suggestion of Pierce as a war hero by tagging him The Fainting General, and made reference to his drinking problem by calling Pierce the “hero of many a well-fought bottle.” In this cartoon, he's leaning against a tree, obviously drunk, holding out a bottle to a passer-by.

Senator Franklin Pierce of New Hampshire, the Democratic Party’s presidential candidate in 1852, was both a Mexican War veteran and a renowned alcoholic. The Whigs tried to undermine any suggestion of Pierce as a war hero by tagging him The Fainting General, and made reference to his drinking problem by calling Pierce the “hero of many a well-fought bottle.” In this cartoon, he's leaning against a tree, obviously drunk, holding out a bottle to a passer-by.

"You see, the reason we're in Indochina is to  protect us boys in Indochina," May 5, 1970 - Published in the Washington Post | Despite Richard Nixon's election campaign promises to end the Vietnam War, each new step widened rather than reduced American involvement.

"You see, the reason we're in Indochina is to protect us boys in Indochina," May 5, 1970 - Published in the Washington Post | Despite Richard Nixon's election campaign promises to end the Vietnam War, each new step widened rather than reduced American involvement.

ANNE QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN (Reign: 8 March 1702–1 May 1707. Queen of Great Britain and Ireland: 1 May 1707 – 1 August 1714). Portrait by Charles Jervas. ~~ Anne favored moderate Tory politicians, who were more likely to share her Anglican religious views than their opponents. The Whigs grew more powerful during the course of the War of the Spanish Succession, until in 1710 Anne dismissed many of them from office. Her close friendship with Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, turned…

ANNE QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN (Reign: 8 March 1702–1 May 1707. Queen of Great Britain and Ireland: 1 May 1707 – 1 August 1714). Portrait by Charles Jervas. ~~ Anne favored moderate Tory politicians, who were more likely to share her Anglican religious views than their opponents. The Whigs grew more powerful during the course of the War of the Spanish Succession, until in 1710 Anne dismissed many of them from office. Her close friendship with Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, turned…

Stars of Political Cartooning - Herb "Herblock" Block his attacks on Nixon, where he basically did to Nixon what he did to McCarthy, as Nixon, like McCarthy, would credit Herblock’s cartoons as creating a public image for Nixon that Nixon had to combat.

Stars of Political Cartooning - Herb "Herblock" Block his attacks on Nixon, where he basically did to Nixon what he did to McCarthy, as Nixon, like McCarthy, would credit Herblock’s cartoons as creating a public image for Nixon that Nixon had to combat.

The caption from this 1903 Teddy Roosevelt cartoon reads: “A bear was on the engine of the President’s Special, it was in a bad humor and snarled viciously at the President when he went near it.” Roosevelt is dressed as the train’s fireman as he tries to board the train called the “Second Term,” while a bear (“The Trusts”) snarls at him. Uncle Sam is the engineer. John L. De Mar (1865-1926) artist. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

The caption from this 1903 Teddy Roosevelt cartoon reads: “A bear was on the engine of the President’s Special, it was in a bad humor and snarled viciously at the President when he went near it.” Roosevelt is dressed as the train’s fireman as he tries to board the train called the “Second Term,” while a bear (“The Trusts”) snarls at him. Uncle Sam is the engineer. John L. De Mar (1865-1926) artist. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division

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