Grade 9-12

Examining How Political Beliefs Influence Economic Decisions

Time: 20 mins,
Updated: October 26 2021,


Students will be able to:

  • Determine how political beliefs affect economic decisions.

In this economics activity, students will analyze a political cartoon to examine how beliefs influence economic decisions.


This individual activity asks students to review a political cartoon and answer questions that help them examine what they know about politics. Political beliefs and philosophies can differ greatly within the nation, within a state, within an organization, and even within families. Those differences influence how the political system works and can lead to a variety of outcomes that affect the overall economy. To complete this activity, students should follow the instructions below:

  1. Review the cartoon on slide 2 of the “Political Beliefs and the Federal Budget” PowerPoint.
  2. Then, play the Quizizz Activity, worksheet, or ReadyAssessments Activity about the political process.
  3. Review the answer key