Nast takes on Boss Tweed


Highly influential German-American political cartoonist

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Nast was a highly influential German-American political cartoonist who was active for most of the second half of the 19th Century. His political cartoon primarly showed Boss Tweed, Tammy Hall, and the issues of immigration during the time.


He created the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. He is most important for his cartoons that portrayed American politics and also showed corruption. Even if a person could not read, they would be able to understand Thomas's cartoons.

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