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Assignment 1:

Read, Think, and Write:

American Yawp, Chapter 9

Primary Sources

Documents

“The Tide of Emgiration ot the United States and to the British Colonies,” The Illustrated London Times, 6 July 1850

Petition of Citizens of Rutherford County to the Tennessee General Assembly, c. 1825

Excerpts from state laws governing the franchise, 1777-1844

I was a Cabinet-Maker by Trade,” A Working Man’s Recollections of America, 1825-35

They must work harder than ever,” A Working Man Remembers Life in New York City, 1830s

The Natural Tie between Master and Apprentice has been Rent Asunder,” 7 Oct. 1826

Factories are talked about as schools of vice,” Elias Nason Considers Careers

Once you have read this week’s chapter in American Yawp and the primary sources listed in the links above, consider again the question from your first writing assignment on expectations and outcomes. How do this week’s readings shape your understanding of early Americans’ expectations versus their lived experiences? Do this week’s readings support your earlier argument? Do they make you rethink it?

For this week’s writing assignment:

Write a paragraph that answers the prompt on expectations and outcomes as releflected in this week’s readings. This paragraph will serve as a transition between Writing Assignments 2 and 3. The paragraph should again have a thesis statement (argument) and lay out the theme(s) you will discuss from this week’s readings. Underline/highlight your thesis statement.

Then, add to your essay, using at least 3 of the primary sources from this week as support your main argument this week. Be sure to use your textbook for context.

As you analyze this week’s sources and textbook chapter, consider the following:

The “Age of Jackson” is often presented as America’s golden age of democracy, when states bestowed on the common man rights and privileges that had previously been reserved for elite property owners. Is this depiction of America supported and/or challenged in the readings for this week?

Assignment 2:

Writing Assignment

American Yawp, Chapter 11 and Chapter 12

Primary Sources

Images

Nebraska Sketches, 21 May 1859, Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper

Puget Sound & Mt. Rainer, 1854

Charles Deas, The Death Struggle, 1854

Forcing Slavery down the throat of a Free Soiler, 1856, Harper’s Weekly

Documents

Pacific Railroad Survey, Northern Route, 1853

Horse Market in Sonora, in Frank Maryatt, Mountains and Molehills, or Recollections of a Burnt Journal (London, 1855), p. 273

E. T. Austin to S. F. Perry, 5 Mar. 1852, James Franklin Perry and Stephen Samuel Perry Papers, Barker Texas History Center, University of Texas at Austin

Who May be Citizens of the United States, 15 May 1858, Harper’s Weekl

Mary Ballou, “This Muddy Place,” 1852

H. H. Spaulding to Stephen Prentiss, 6 Apr. 184

Excerpts from the United States vs. Telokite et al

Petition to Sue for Freedom, Dred Scott, filed April 6, 1846, Dred Scott Case Collection

Maria Perkins to Richard Perkins, 7 Oct. 1852

**Note: You will not have access to the writing assignment dropbox if you did not complete the plagiarism quiz during Week 1.

Once you have read this week’s chapter in American Yawp and analyzed the primary sources listed in the links above, consider again the theme of expectations and outcomes. How do this week’s readings shape your understanding of early Americans’ expectations versus their lived experiences? Do this week’s readings support your earlier argument? Do they make you rethink it? Add to your essay using at least 2 images and 2 documents listed under primary sources above. Use your textbook for context.

For this week’s writing assignment:

Write a paragraph that answers the prompt on expectations and outcomes as releflected in this week’s readings. This paragraph will serve as a transition between Writing Assignments 3 and 4. The paragraph should again have a thesis statement (argument) and lay out the theme(s) you will discuss from this week’s readings. Underline/highlight your thesis statement.

Then, add to your essay, using at least 2 images and 2 documents from the list above as support your main argument this week. Be sure to use your textbook for context.

As you analyze this week’s sources and textbook chapter, consider the following:

Many Americans relished the thought of pushing national boundaries ever further outward. Every step seemed to open up new opportunities. Yet, not every American was enamored with the idea of westward expansion, and many early supporters soon became discouraged, too.

Who benefitted from expansion? Who suffered from it?

Images often tell us one story while documents tell us another. How do the images you chose compare with the documents?