1) How has the assimilation of Native Americans, African Americans, Ch

1) How has the assimilation of Native Americans, African Americans, Chicanos, and Asian
Pacific Americans been shaped by larger historical forces such as colonialism, migration
(both coming to and occurring within America), and institutional discrimination? Have
these factors increased or decreased a group’s ability to assimilate in America? Have
generational differences affected levels of assimilation? Explain.
You are required to utilize examples drawn from the course readings (Takaki and the Canvas
Readings) as well as the lectures and films to support your main argument (i.e. thesis). You are
not required to use outside sources, but if you do, they must be reputable scholarly books and/or
online sources such as articles from The Journal of American History, The Journal of American
Ethnic History, The Journal of Ethnic Studies, or articles from EBSCOHOST, and online
newspapers. Do not even THINK about using Wikipedia!!