Birth Of The Constitution - Memes

Now what is a meme, you may wonder? Well, a "meme" is an idea, behavior, or style that spreads from person to person within a culture—often with the aim of conveying a particular phenomenon, theme, or meaning represented by the meme. A meme is usually a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc., that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidly by Internet users. The cartoon faces known as "Ragefaces" are anonymously created by users on websites such as Reddit. In the case of History In A Nutshell's "Birth Of The Constitution" episode, the following memes are used to illustrate educational points related to the video. 

  • Colonies Angry With King George III Meme

  • Thomas Jefferson Meme (Parody of Joseph Ducreux Meme)

  • Rageface Comic - Under the Articles of Confederation, the central government did not have the power to tax the states. 
     
  • Drake Meme Parody - Benjamin Franklin 

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