Read Chapters 1, 2, and 3 of your textbook and explore the Alien Menace
article thoroughly, viewing all of the links. You are not required to
answer the questions on the website, only to consider them. Choose the
group that you plan to focus on during this course and in your Final
Project. You must choose from the groups listed below:
- African Americans
- Native Americans
Reflect on the discrimination based on race, gender, and ethnicity
that was common in American society during the last half of the 1800s.
Think about how this discrimination was justified. Consider the
particular challenges and opportunities that each group confronted
during this period and the strategies they used to navigate them. Focus
specifically on the group that you chose for your Final Project. How
did your group fit into the dynamics of this period?
Write: Based on the chapters in your textbook and the required exhibit, answer the following:
- Why was the last half of the 1800s a time of
conflict over the meanings of citizenship in relation to race,
ethnicity, and gender?
- Explain the challenges faced by your chosen group.
- How did your chosen group work to secure their places in the social and political hierarchy?
Your initial post should be at least 250 words
in length. Be sure to mention your chosen group in the subject line of
your post. Provide specific examples to support your points. Your
references and citations must be formatted according to APA style