American History

 

In this essay, you will answer two questions based on your readings, class lectures, discussions, and films. First, in what ways have different groups of people, including the indigenous, undocumented youth, and women been excluded from full citizenship in the United States and/or Mexico? Second, in what ways did these groups challenge this exclusion?

Before you begin this essay, it is important that you have a firm grasp on what citizenship means. Consider re-reading Evelyn Nakano Glen’s article, “Constructing Citizenship: Exclusion, Subordination, and Resistance.”

Here are some key ideas to help you think about this essay:

Assimilation
Reservation
Extermination
The Border
Identity
Belonging
Race and Ethnicity
Immigration
Legality vs. Illegality

 

 

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