Essay responses MUST provide in-text MLA citations. Students are required to cite the “Records of Rights” exhibit, as well as the American YAWP Primary Reader and the American Yawp Textbook.Throughout HI-131, we have discussed how the concept of American citizenship has been formed, negotiated, and challenged. As evident in our course lectures and weekly chats, some topics, such as government power and individual rights are still (re)defined and debated. To gain a better understanding of citizenship early American History, it is imperative that we understand the main arguments for freedom and how these arguments were expressed in time.
We better understand historic perspectives and motivations from primary sources. Your task today is to review a (brief) digital archival exhibit and then argue for the inclusion of an American Yawp Primary Reader Document in this database.
Please access the National Archives’ “Records of Rights” online exhibit (http://recordsofrights.org/). Please select ONE of the following sub-categories: Rights to Freedom and Justice, First Amendment Rights, and Rights of Native Americans.
Review your selected “Records of Rights” subsection up to the year 1865.
Review American YAWP Primary Reader documents and consider which document should be included in this online exhibit sub-category.
Write a 300 word essay (minimum) that succinctly places your chosen American YAWP Primary Reader document in conversation with the other “Records of Rights” documents. Argue why YOUR chosen document should be included and how its inclusion would greatly benefit the online collection.
Your essay response should be crafted into a multi-paragraph essay with a clear thesis that states how an additional American YAWP primary source can provide greater context or evidence of the sub-category’s narrative.
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