Drawing specific examples from the assigned reading, write a five page paper explaining how Fourth of July celebrations changed over the nineteenth century. Begin by explaining the the historical context in which Fourth of July celebrations emerged. Then analyze the documents and explain how those celebrations differed in how they were perceived depending upon the individual’s race, class, or gender. Conclude with a comparison to your own experiences of Fourth of July celebrations.
Carefully read chapter “Coming Together and Pulling Apart: Nineteenth-Century Fourth of July Observations.” If you need additional sources, use the resources listed under “To Find Out More” at the end of the chapter.
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