The meaning of the cartoon is that Jefferson is defiling the Constitution and US Independence by throwing it into the flames of the altar to despotism. The actions of a despot; tyranny. Enlightened despotism, form of government in the 18th century in which absolute monarchs, such as Catherine the Great and Leopold II, pursued legal, social, and educational reforms inspired by the Enlightenment. How!old!is!this!document?! The meaning of this cartoon is that with the passing of the Embargo Act, trade and commerce were basically put to a halt where ships were not going anywhere and ports were deserted. However, before he is able to do so, a figure in the sky, representing God, sends an eagle in an attempt to stop him. This political cartoon depicts Thomas Jefferson attempting to destroy the Constitution by throwing it into an open flame, which is atop an altar labeled 'DESPOTISM.' My artifact is a political cartoon from Punch; or, The London Charivari, a humor magazine in the 1800s known for its political satire & cartoons.The cartoon is by John Tenniel and was published on April 15th, 1876. This cartoon shows ships that are on grassy land with a turtle on top of it with the words "Embargo" written on its shell. They typically instituted administrative reform, religious toleration, and â¦ ! Toll Free (US/Can): 1-888-880-8357 UK: 01225 789600 Other Countries: +44 1225 789600 firstname.lastname@example.org What!is!the!title!of!this!document?! despotism synonyms, despotism pronunciation, despotism translation, English dictionary definition of despotism. The altar is named the "Altar to Gallic Despotism" which signifies Jefferson's seeming admiration for the despotism in France. It probably refers to Jefferson as acting unconstitutionally, like in his Purchase of Louisiana. ! ! What!kind!of!document!is!this?! "The Rats leaving a falling house", cartoon prints, Library of Congress, 1831 Jackson is seated in a collapsing chair, with the "Altar of Reform" toppling next to him, and rats scurrying at his feet. Jefferson political cartoon The providential detection (federalist propaganda) -the american eagle snatches the constitution form jefferson, who is about the burn it (together with the works of voltaire, paine, and others) on the altar o french revoltuon despotism. n. 1. Title: Microsoft Word - Nullification Crisis Political Cartoon.pdf Author: Kevin Hogan Created Date: 4/13/2013 6:21:51 AM Tocquevilleâs democratic despotism, on the other hand, would be âmore widespreadâ and yet âmilder.â It would âdegrade men rather than torment them.â Rule by or as if by a despot; absolute power or authority. Define despotism. This cartoon depicts Thomas Jefferson as an emaciated dog, which is being stung in the behind by a hornet. ! 3. a. The sting is apparently causing the â¦ Who!is!the!author!of!this!document?!