Choose a marginalized American culture from a specific period of the Contemporary era (1940 to present). In a full-process essay, explore the unique American Dream that group was working towards. Research how the historical context of your period influenced both the marginalized group and their dream. Finally, determine whether or not they attained their dream. Provide evidence to support your claims.
People of Color
People Living in Poverty
Other (teacher approval required)
Within each of these marginalized groups are multiple subgroups which you are also encouraged to explore (e.g., Women of Color, Japanese Americans, Latino Immigrants, Migrant Workers, etc.)
Introduction & Thesis
Historical Context of Time Period
Marginalized Group in Context
Description of Culture’s American Dream
Conclusion: Did they get their dream? Connection to Present.
Six sources from the databases
Five quotes from each source
Fifteen paragraph essay (with Reference and cover page)