New York State Archives, NYSA_A4234-78_B2_F5_AmericanizationDay
A pamphlet from the National Americanization Committee of New York City suggesting a program for Americanization Day, 1917.
What is the purpose of Americanization Day? Define Americanization in your answer.
Who is to be invited to the Americanization Day celebration?
Based on the pamphlet, what are the best ways for organizers to secure the attendance of foreign-born and Native Americans?
List three important patriotic features for Americanization Day.
What is the citizenship reception?
Research how immigrants and American Indians reacted to the Americanization Day celebrations. Did these groups willingly join the celebration or did they protest the idea?
English Language Art: Write a letter to your local congressman explaining why you think the renewal of Americanization Day would be a good idea or a bad idea? Be sure to explain your opinion.
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