Question: Which cartoonist created the donkey and the elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties?

Answer: Thomas Nast is widely credited with perpetuating the donkey and elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican Parties. Nast first used the donkey in an 1870 issue of Harper’s Weekly to represent an anti-war faction with whom he disagreed and in 1871, he used the elephant to alert Republicans that their intra-party fighting was detrimental to the upcoming elections. Along with the donkey and elephant, the German-born Nast is also credited with creating the modern images of iconic characters such as Santa Claus and Uncle Sam.

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Recorded: September 10, 2016 Who popularized use of the elephant as a symbol for the Republican Party and the donkey for Democratic Party? Answer: Thomas Nast created the use of the political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party (GOP) as well as the modern version of Santa Claus (based on the traditional German figures of Sankt …
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1Thomas Nast cartoonist created the donkey and the elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties
Why is the elephant the symbol of the Republican Party and a donkey the symbol of the Democrats? A very famous political cartoonist named Thomas Nast is credited with making these animals the …
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The Democratic Party’s donkey and the Republican Party’s elephant have been on the political scene since the 19th century. The origins of the Democratic donkey can … cartoonist Thomas Nast …
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This political cartoon by Thomas Nast, taken from a 1879 edition of Harper’s Weekly, was an early use of the elephant and the donkey to sybolize the Republican and Democratic parties. Credit: Kean …
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Nast joined the staff of Harper’s Weekly in 1862. By the time he left in 1886, he had not only stamped the elephant and donkey as political party symbols, he’d also become one of the most influential cartoonists in American history. By the time he used the donkey as a Democratic Party symbol, Nast was already a household name.
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5Thomas Nast cartoonist created the donkey and the elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties
The donkey and elephant first appeared in the mid-19th century, and were popularized by Thomas Nast, a cartoonist working for Harper’s Magazine from 1862-1886.
https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/political-animals-republican-elephants-and-democratic-donkeys-89241754/

6Thomas Nast cartoonist created the donkey and the elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties
Mental Floss continues:. The cartoon, titled “The Third Term Panic,” showed a donkey (representing the Herald and the Democratic press) wearing a lion’s skin (labeled “Caesarism”) in order to frighten a group of animals.Among those animals are an elephant (labeled “Republican Vote” and awkwardly fleeing towards a pit labeled “Inflation” and “Chaos”) and a fox (labeled …
https://thefederalistpapers.org/us/history-donkey-elephant-became-political-mascots

7Thomas Nast

Thomas Nast (/ n æ s t /; German: ; September 27, 1840 – December 7, 1902) was a German-born American caricaturist and editorial cartoonist often considered to be the “Father of the American Cartoon”. He was a critic of Democratic Representative “Boss” Tweed and the Tammany Hall Democratic party political machine.Among his notable works were the creation of the modern version of Santa Claus …
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8Thomas Nast cartoonist created the donkey and the elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties
A 1974 Thomas Nast cartoon from Harper’s Weekly shows the Republican party depicted as an elephant about to fall into a pit. The party lost control of the House a few weeks after this was published.
https://www.mic.com/articles/153376/how-an-elephant-came-to-symbolize-the-republican-party

9Thomas Nast cartoonist created the donkey and the elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties
Thomas Nast is widely credited with perpetuating the donkey and elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican Parties. Nast first used the donkey in an 1870 issue of Harper’s Weekly to represent an anti-war faction with whom he disagreed and in 1871, he used the elephant to alert Republicans that their intra-party fighting was detrimental to the upcoming elections.
https://ourwhitehouse.org/the-donkey-and-the-elephant/

10Thomas Nast cartoonist created the donkey and the elephant as symbols for the Democratic and Republican parties
A cartoonist by the name of Thomas Nast popularized the associations in the press and therefore among the general public. However, the Democratic association to the donkey actually began with Democratic president Andrew Jackson. Thomas Nast. Cartoonist Thomas Nast was the first to publish and popularize the donkey and the elephant.
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1.  Thomas Nast
political symbol of the elephant for the Republican Party (GOP). Contrary to popular belief, Nast did not create Uncle Sam (the male personification of the United…
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The Democratic Party is one of the two major contemporary political parties in the United States, along with its main rival, the Republican Party. Tracing…
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symbols such as Uncle Sam, the Democratic donkey and the Republican elephant. One alternative approach is to emphasize the text or the story line, as
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