Subordinate Group

Subordinate Group

  • Submitted By: harley88
  • Date Submitted: 11/05/2011 7:03 PM
  • Category: English
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 Select one of the following subordinate groups from Ch. 1 of the text. Because the chapter does not list all subordinate groups, you may select any other group that has a documented history in the United States. 

Subordinate Groups: Native Americans, African Americans, Chinese Americans, Japanese Americans, Arab Americans, Filipino Americans, Korean Americans, Vietnamese Americans, Asian Indians, Hawaiians, Irish Americans, Polish Americans, Norwegian Americans, Jewish Americans, Cuban Americans, Mexican Americans, and Puerto Ricans.

o        Identify and describe which, if any, of the following creation and consequence situations the group has faced: 

Creation: migration, annexation, or colonization
Consequences: extermination, expulsion, secession, segregation, fusion, or assimilation

o        Write a fictional, first-person account of the creation and consequence situations of a subordinate group in the United States in the form of a 700- to 1,050-word journal entry. 

o        Describe, as if you were a member of that subordinate group, where the group originated, how it came to the United States, and one or two locations in the United States where members of your group live. Be creative in your fictional descriptions, and accurate with your facts. Research the course text, the Internet, or the University Library for information about your chosen group. Of particular usefulness is the People section of the U.S. Census Bureau American Fact Finder website at
o        Cite your sources consistent with APA guidelines. This is not an opinion based paper.  Research is mandatory for this assignment.

o        Post your journal entry as an attachment.

Journal Entry of a subordinate group member
Dear diary,
I am a seventeen year old female. My name is Farina. I live in Africa with my parents and siblings.
September 4, 1619: Some things are starting to happen but I am not sure if it is for the good or the bad....

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