The "Voteless" Flag
The District of Columbia was originally created as a territory under federal control to prevent any one state from dominating the new federal government. The argument over national representation and home rule began almost immediately after the creation of the District. Later, the idea of statehood was thrown into the mix. In this cartoon, Clifford Berryman comments on the position of the residents of the District of Columbia and their lack of national representation. The residents are represented as children too young to vote marching behind a flag lacking a star representing the District.
U.S. Senate. Office of Senate Curator.
Series: Berryman Political Cartoon Collection, compiled 1896 - 1949
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