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This political cartoon appeared on the front page of the Portland Telegram days before Oregon’s voters passed the compulsory public school attendance bill in the 1922 general election. It utilized the imagery of the melting pot, a device proponents used in their campaign literature to suggest that public schools would be an easy mechanism for the assimilation of immigrants. This cartoon, however, offers a more sinister view of what happens when groups are robbed of their liberty—resentments brew.