Native Americans in the United States and Include In-text Citation

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Week Five Worksheet

Part I

Define the following terms from your text book. Include in-text citation:

Segregation“The physical and social separation of categories of people.” (Macionis, 2012, p. 61)

De jure segregation“Children assigned to schools specifically to maintain racially separated schools.” (Schaefer, 2012, p.414)

Pluralism“A state in which people of all racial and ethnic categories have about the same overall social standing.” (Macionis, 2012, p. 63)

Assimilation“The process by which minorities gradually adopt cultural patterns from the dominant majority population.” (Macionis, 2012, p. 63)

Part II

Write a 75- to 150-word response to each of the following questions. Format your work according to the class writing guide:

Genocide is the deliberate and systematic destruction of an ethnic, racial, or national group, such as the Turkish killing of Armenians after WWI, the Nazis’ slaughter of 6 million European Jews during WWII, or the mass killings in Rwanda in 1994. Has genocide ever been practiced or condoned in North America? Explain your response.

Yes, genocide has been both practiced and condoned in North America and the

United States. The native inhabitants of North America, or Native Americans,

were destroyed as a people. In the early 18th century, several states including

Massachusetts, Connecticut, and New Jersey promoted the genocide of local

native people by offering a scalp bounty on every dead native. In 1703 12

pounds was the price paid per scalp by the State of Massachusetts, by 1723 that

price had soared to over 100 pounds per scalp. In that same period, George

Washington compared Natives to wolves or beasts of prey, and called for their

total destruction. By 1814, Andrew Jackson supervised the mutilation of more than 800 members of the Creek Tribe, which had been murdered by his troops.

As time progresses to 1867, General William...
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