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In groups of four or five, you will analyze and discuss the questions below. When you are done, your group will generate a list for class discussion.


  1. Take 2 minutes and define Nativism in your own words. Be prepared to share answers in "rapid fire succession."

  2. Please list 3 reasons why you think immigrants might be feared and resented by Nativists.
    These reasons can be from modern day thought to make an easier connection. We will put one answer from each student on the board and then analyze the top three choices.

  3. How would you define "we the people?"
    What does that phrase mean for you today in the United States?

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