- Organization: Organized writing is the key to being able to express your ideas coherently.A thesis is the overall umbrella to the ideas in the essay.Write an organized essay with a thesis in the introduction and subsequent supporting evidence.Each topic that supports the thesis should have an entire paragraph discussing it.Include a conclusion.Write a page-and-a-half essay regarding your responses to the article on assimilation in America and that statement made by Theodore Roosevelt in 1907.Formulate some thoughts and ideas: What are the main points of the article?Is Rooseveltâ€™s statement relative today? Based on what you read, what do you agree with and what donâ€™t you agree with? Why or why not? Read the questions in the prompt carefully and respond specifically to them in your essay; be careful not to trail off on other topics.
Article: “What does it take to Assimilate in America?: “What it takes to assimilate…”.docx
Commentary on assimilation: In reference to the immigration article.docx
Theodore Rooseveltâ€™s ideas on being an Immigrant and becoming American:
â€œIn the first place, we should insist that if the immigrant who comes here in good faith becomes an American and assimilates himself to us, he shall be treated on an exact equality with everyone else, for it is an outrage to discriminate against any such man because of creed, or birthplace, or origin. But this is predicated upon the personâ€™s becoming in every facet an American, and nothing but an Americanâ€¦There can be no divided allegiance here. Any man who says he is an American, but something else also, isnâ€™t an American at all. We have room for but one flag, the American flagâ€¦We have room for but one language here, and that is the English languageâ€¦. And we have room for but one sole loyalty and that is a loyalty to the American people.” -Theodore Roosevelt 1907