NSTRUCTIONS Your task in this assignment is to use the historical analytical tool of cause and effect to explain the process and impact of Anglo American conquest in Mexican American history.The writing assignment is broken into 2essay topics. Essay #1 focuses on the role of ideas used by Anglo American society to dominate Mexican peoples and their land. Essay #2 focuses on thevarious ways Mexican populations responded to Anglo American domination. Eachshort essayis 350-475 wordsin length and organized with a main idea in the introductory paragraph, 2 to 3 body paragraphs featuring examples that develop and support themain idea, and a conclusion paragraph summarizing the main idea and your findings. A single paragraph is made upof 4-7 sentences. ESSAY TOPICS: Write twoshortessaysina single word document file with two separate text headingsto identify each essay topic. Short Essay #1:Anglo American ConquestExplain how Anglo Americans,before and after the Mexican American War (1846-1848),used stereotypes as a tool of conquest. Use Antonia Castañeda’s and Deena Gonzalez’smain arguments and supporting evidence to discuss how Anglo Americans relied onrace, gender, and class-based stereotypes to justify thedomination of Mexican peoplesand their land. Be sure to discuss the historical significance of the topic. (350-475 words length)•Antonia Castañeda, “Anglo American Stereotypes of Californianas,”Major Problems in Mexican American Historyedited by Zaragosa Vargas (Houghton Mifflin, 1999)p. 162-167.•Deena J. Gonzalez, “La Tules of Image and Reality,”Major Problems in Mexican American Historyedited by ZaragosaVargas (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), p. 128-133.•(Optional: C. McWilliams, North From Mexicoselected readings from the syllabus can help you for historical context)Short Essay #2:MexicanResponse to Anglo American ConquestExplainin detailhow Mexicans responded to their newly subjugated status in the United Statesby discussing one example of resistance and one example of adaptation. Drawevidence from Deena Gonzalez’sessay on “Las Tules,”1 primary source document (listed below) AND thePBS documentary, Latino Americans, to assessthe various waysMexican populations both resisted andadapted to an Anglo Americansociety.Be sure to discuss the historical significance of the topic.(350-475 words length)•Latino Americans, episode 1: “Foreigners in their Own Land.” 2013. PBSWETA. SMC Library Films on Demand.•“Juan Nepomuceno Seguín, The Fate of Tejanos, 1858” in Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 2nd edition, edited by Steven Mintz (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), pp.65-66.•“Antonio María Pico, A Loss of Land and Power, 1859,” Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 2nd edition, edited by Steven Mintz (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), pp.85-88.John Rollin Ridge, Legend Making: An Account of Joaquín Murieta, 1854,” Mexican American Voices: A Documentary Reader, 2nd edition, edited by Steven Mintz (Wiley-Blackwell, 2009), pp.98-100.•“Miguel Antonio Otero Remembers New Mexico, 1880,”Major Problems in Mexican American Historyedited by Zaragosa Vargas (Houghton Mifflin, 1999), pp. 180-181•(Optional: C. McWilliams, North From Mexico selected readings from the syllabus can help you for historical context)
FORMAT INSTRUCTIONS. •Essay length:350-475 for each essay. Two essays totaling700-950 words must be submitted asa single document. Style requirements:Typed, 12-point Times New Roman font, double spaced, one-inch margins, page numbers located at the bottom right of the page.Text Headingsto Identify EachEssay:Include a text heading to identify the individual essays. For example, “Essay 1: Anglo American Conquest” at the top of the essay; “Essay 2: MexicanResponse to Anglo Conquest.”•Works Cited Page:Separate page located at theend of the assignment, noting the specific printed secondary source essays, primary sources, or media sources usedin the essay.See samplebelow.•How to Format In-Text Citations:Students should follow MLA citation style when citing the source of examples and main ideasfrom a secondary and primary source.oAny idea borrowed from a printed or media source requires a citation. Example 1:When citing the source of idea or supporting detail taken from aprinted source,be sure to include the author’s last name and page number where you borrowed an idea or supporting detail: (Castañeda, 115) Example 2:When quoting directly from a printedsource be sure to identify the author of the primary or secondary sourceand the page number where you borrowed an idea or supporting detail: (Miguel Antonio Oteroas qtd. in Major Problems, 180)oWhen quoting or paraphrasing(using your own words)from aprinted or media sourcestudents must include the name of the group or individualof the source within the text. Example:In defense of their mission to protect the “helpless classes” from scrupulous Anglo American politicians, Las Gorras Blancas of New Mexico stated in their 1890 Platform that despite Anglo Americans’ attempt to portray them as vigilantes, they were “law abiding citizens” seeking justice for the newly impoverished Mexican class (Gorras Blancas as qtd, in Major Problems, 182). oQuotes are not necessary, but if you do use them, you are limited to 2 quotes forthe entire assignment. If using a quote from the course material, the quote length must not exceed 2 lines. Do not use quotes in place of your own words.Essays that exceed 2 quotes will receive a significant grade deduction.
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