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"The Promised Land,'as seen from the Dome of St. Peter's, Rome," by Thomas Nast (1870)
Nast had strong political convictions, chief among them a contempt for the Democratic party, the corruption of the Tammany Hall political machine in New York and the Irish-Catholics he associated with it. This cartoon shows the pope and Catholic clergy standing on top of St. Peter's, greedily eyeing the United States through a telescope.

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