The list below includes some provocative discussions related to the events in this unit’s reading. In an essay of a minimum of 500 words, take a first-person perspective of the bulleted descriptions below. Develop an argument in your own words, and justify academically the side of the argument you choose. The essay will need to reflect your understanding of the time to avoid being anachronistic, and your argument must come from the standpoint of a first generation immigrant and encompass each of the four elements below.
Are you treated as equal by earlier generations?
Would you feel pressured to pledge your loyalty to a political machine?
Would you agree to engage in a strike?
Do you feel leisure opportunities are divided by social class?