Assignment 2: Discussion – Rethinking American Origins
After reading the historical documents for this Module, how has your understanding of America’s origins changed? For example, what new things have you learned about the early American immigrant experience? What effect does this new knowledge have on how you think about crucial elements of American life, like property ownership, citizenship, freedom (and other political ideals), as well as the “American Dream”?
By Saturday, January 9, 2016, post your responses to the appropriate Discussion Area. Review and comment on at least two peers’ responses by the end of the module, Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Be sure to make specific references to readings and other research to support your conclusions.
Submit your response to the appropriate Discussion Area. Start reviewing and responding to your peers’ posts as early in the module as possible. Expand on your classmates’ posts to critically engage in the discussion. You can ask a question, post a comment, or add a point to expand the discussion.