Penny Press Worksheet

Answer the following questions based on the video clip you just watched.

1. How did the newspaper articles about the U.S.-Mexican War impact the American readers at home?

2. What kind of style did Walt Whitman use in his editorial about the U.S.-Mexican War?

3. What was Whitman's goal in writing his editorial?

4. Do you see Whitman's style used in modern-day newspapers?

5. Do you see his style used in any other kind of modern-day media?