CHI 10 Final Essay Questions

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The Americanization programs of early 1900s were beneficial to Mexican immigrants and their American-born children. Do you agree or disagree with this statement? Why or why not? In your response, be sure to provide the history of Americanization programs and to discuss the main goals, methods, and assumptions of the Americanization programs, especially as they were applied to Mexican immigrants.
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Talk about how americanization was forced upon them, week 4-5. Talk about Lemon grove, hull house from IDs, etc. Lowest priority because we know the least about it.
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Mexicans and Mexican Americans actively participated in the World War II effort abroad (in the armed services) and at home (in the war economy). Despite their contributions, they continued to experience discrimination at all levels of society and were treated as second-class citizens. In what ways did Sleepy Lagoon and the Zoot Suit Riots reflect the experiences of Chicano and Chicana youth? In your response, be sure to describe the role of law enforcement, the courts, the media, and the larger Mexican American community in the outcomes of the two cases.
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Talk about zoot suit, jose diaz, pachucos, unfairness, some logistics. Week 4, Page 163, Week 5, Page 228,
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The Bracero Program was a success. Do you agree or disagree with this statement, why or why not? In an essay be sure to outline the stipulations of the Bracero Program, the way braceros were recruited, and their experiences once they arrived to the U.S. to work. Would you support another guest worker program, why or why not?
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Talk about how braceros lived and suffered in horrible conditions, make your stand accordingly, talk more, less logistics. Week 6, Page 261
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Chicana/o students were highly motivated by the efforts and struggles of farm workers. At the same time, they identified with inner-city Blacks and thus were also inspired by the Black Power Movement. What were the demands of Chicana/o students when they walked out of their schools in East Los Angeles schools? Do you think they had legitimate claims?
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Talk from the IDs completely about Walkouts/Blowouts, Page 294 (103).

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