Courtesy of Library of Congress, "The Americanese wall - as Congressman [John Lawson] Burnett would build it," 25 March 1916
This political cartoon shows Uncle Sam behind a high wall marked "Literacy Test," which is spiked with pen points. The message on the political cartoon reads: "You're welcome, if you can climb it."
Transcript of "The Americanese Wall"
- How does the artist visually convey what immigrants will have to do to climb the Americanese Wall?
- Why might a literacy test make it difficult for immigrants to succeed?
"The Americanese wall - as Congressman [John Lawson] Burnett would build it," 25 March 1916. Courtesy of Library of Congress