Political cartoons are commonplace nowadays, and taking shots at politicians, whether they’re corrupt or not, is expected. While cartoons shed light on issues that are in the forefront, they also satirize them to make us laugh, or cringe, and at their best, see things from a different angle. The first American master of the political cartoon, an illustrator named Thomas Nast used his work to shed light on the corruption that ran rampant in Tammany Hall in New York City. The Tammany Ring, run by a man named William “Boss” Tweed bribed officials, rigged elections, and stole money from city coffers. And it wasn’t law enforcement who took them down. In the end it was nothing more than a series of cartoons drawn by Nash.