Week 5: Journal Question: For your journal question this week: How do ideas from our reading – from these conflicts over rights – support an American identity in that nineteenth century moment in American history, and can we see those ideas in one form or another in American identity today?
Please, no citations needed. Reference the readings for evidence and examples in support of your ideas, but do not summarize. That is not what you are being asked to do in these assigments. 1. Answer the question by identifying your response and then discussing the validity of your ideas.
Use the readings for support. It is reflective writing, so share your thoughts and make sure you are fully and clearly explaining yourself. If you want to use a compare and contrast or connect to the present (whether asked for or not), feel free to do so. Focus on analyzing ideas. 2. This questions ask for you to take a position andargue it out using the reading(s) as the basis for your argument. You need to identify the argument you wish to make, then explain anddefend your ideas with detailed language and using strong examples.
You are alsoreflecting in this assignment, which allows you to bring in your own styles of writing andargumentation. 3. You can make pro or con arguments or compare past ideas and events towhat we see taking place in America today. You are expected to demonstrate an ability to identify key themes anddiscuss them in your writing in order to pass this assignment and the course. Each entrymust be a minimum of 500 words.