America and the World 


America and the World: Foreign Affairs in Political Cartoons, 1898-1940. Featuring Drawings by Clifford K. Berryman

America and the World presents 63 political cartoons by Clifford K. Berryman that invite students to discuss American foreign policy from the Spanish American War to the start of World War II. Berryman was a remarkably creative artist who published a cartoon almost every day for more than 50 years. From 1896 to 1949, his cartoons were featured on the front pages of leading Washington, DC, daily newspapers — first the Washington Post and then The Evening Star. This eBook presents a selection of cartoons that show Berryman’s insight into the people, institutions, issues, and events that shaped an important era of American history. 

The Center for Legislative Archives maintains approximately 2,400 original pen-and-ink drawings by cartoonists Clifford K. Berryman and his son, Jim Berryman, in the U.S. Senate Collection.


Chapters include:

  • War with Spain and the Age of Imperialism 1898-1899
  • The Era of the Big Stick and Dollar Diplomacy 1900 – 1913 
  • World War I Begins in Europe 1914 – 1916 
  • America Enters World War I in 1917 
  • America at War in Europe 1918 
  • The Post-War Quest for Peace 1919 –1938 
  • Storm Clouds Gathering: World War II on the Horizon 1939–1940