Friday, January 27, 2017
As you remember my theme is immigration, I'm going to talk about immigration during the founding. I found the following article written by Michelle Malkin. It talks about what are founding fathers think of immigration. She talks about how precedent Obama agrees with immigration and how the founding father disagreed. Because of indiscriminate mass immigration and how it would affect votes. George Washington thought that immigrants should be more like Americans and they should be assimilated in to american culture. I disagree with this because I think that if you come from a different country you should be allowed to practice it, not because your're in this country you should be "more american".
Wednesday, September 28, 2016
As you remember, my theme is immigration. I have to relate it to the material we learned in the colonies unit. There were many different kinds of migrants, voluntary and involuntary. I have chosen to focus on slaves. I examined this link at the official Jamestown site. It starts out talking about the first slaves brought to Virginia, in 1619, but focuses on the Royal African Company. This was a corporation with a monopoly on the slave trade. Founded in 1672, it had declined by the end of the century. But it was during this time that slavery took off in Virginia. This reading definitely changed my impression of immigration, to see that it wasn't always the inspiring experience we associate with later periods.
Friday, September 9, 2016