Immigrants

Framework Worksheet

This worksheet will help you prepare for your final project by organizing the information for your final paper, walking you through the process of defining your topic, researching and analyzing primary and secondary sources, crafting a thesis, and creating an annotated bibliography.

1. Statement of Topic:
What topic will you be researching for your final project?
Immigrants

2. Events
You will need to choose at least 4 specific events that you plan to discuss in your final project. You should choose events that show how life in the United States changed over time for the group that you chose. Two events must be from the period between 1877 and 1945 and two events must be from the period 1945 to the present. On this worksheet and in your final project, be sure to discuss the events youve chosen in the order that they happened. This will help you put together a project that makes historical sense.

For each event please state
Name of the event
When it took place
Where in the US
Who was involved
What circumstances contributed to the event
How this event was historically significant

Event 1: 1877 to 1945
Event: ___________________________________________________________________

Event 2: 1877 to 1945
Event: _______________________________________________________________________

Event 3: 1945 to the present
Event: _______________________________________________________________________

Event 4: 1945 to the present
Event: ________________________________________________________________________

3. Sources

You will need to locate two primary sources and two secondary sources related to your topic.
Primary Sources

APA Citation for Primary Source 1:
Provide the APA citation for your source.

Annotation for Primary Source 1:
Provide an annotation explaining what the source is, where it came from, what this source can tell us about your topic, what questions it raises, and how this source will help you prove your thesis. Be sure to clearly identify which specific event this source relates to.
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APA Citation for Primary Source 2:

Annotation for Primary Source 2:
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APA Citation for Secondary Source 1:

Annotation for Secondary Source 1:
Provide an annotation explaining what the author\’s thesis is, how they prove their thesis, and how this source will help you prove your thesis.
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APA Citation for Secondary Source 2:

Annotation for Secondary Source 2:
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4. Thesis Statement

Thesis:
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Two suggested primary sources below
Smith, E. D. (1924). Shut the door: A senator speaks for immigration restriction.
Congressional Record, 65, 59615962. Retrieved from http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5080
An excerpt from a congressional debate on the Immigration Act of 1924 that
illustrates attitudes toward different groups of immigrants at that time.

U.S. v. Bhagat Singh Thind, 261 U.S. 204 (1923). Retrieved from Not all Caucasians are
White: The supreme court rejects citizenship for Asian Indians
http://historymatters.gmu.edu/d/5076
An excerpt from a Supreme Court ruling from 1923 in which the Justices ruled that
only free whites could be US citizens.