“Me Search Paper
“Me-search” Paper (5-7 pages, double spaced)
This is an assignment that asks you to share and analyze your own family’s history of immigration or migration, no matter if it’s in the U.S. or another country. Students will be expected to interview at least one family member, sign up for a free 14-day trial on Ancestry.com, and use at least 2 primary sources not including the interview (a letter, census report, photograph, diary, ID card, Ellis Island records, etc) in writing the paper. This is a chance to make this class matter in your own personal life, and to reflect how the themes and issues we discuss in this course hit “close to home.” Include the Patriot Act post 9/11, the similar history repetition on immigration laws from the Vietnam War and Cuba during the Cold War and Cuba especially Operation Pedro Pan 1962, Chinese exclusion Act 1882, and James Madison.