EVERYTHING IN FILES!! QUESTION THAT NEED ANSWERS! In this primary source exerci

EVERYTHING IN FILES!! QUESTION THAT NEED ANSWERS!
In this primary source exercise, you will practice crafting thesis statements using primary documents from political debates over immigration in the 1920s and today, two periods of heightened nativism. The final research paper will be thesis-driven, so this assignment is an important opportunity for you to practice crafting a historical thesis. Please take a moment now to review “Writing a Thesis Statement” so that you understand the goal of this assignment before you get started.
Your thesis statement for this assignment will provide a specific argument that takes a clear position on the following research question:
Has the current political debate over immigration changed significantly since the 1920s?
You will use the following documents as evidence to determine your responses this question:
“Immigration Restriction Debate 1921”
“Immigration Debate 2019”
After comparing and contrasting the arguments in the above documents, you will be crafting two thesis statements in response to the above research question:
a thesis statement in the affirmative (significant change in the political debate over immigration)
a thesis statement in the negative (little to no change in the political debate over immigration)
A good formula for your thesis statement is: a specific argument (restate the question in agreement or disagreement) + conjunction (but, because, rather than, while) + a summary of the evidence that you will use to prove your argument (paraphrased positions from each of the above documents).
For example, you might restate the question as an argument in the affirmative as follows: “The political debate over immigration has changed significantly since the 1920s because…”
You would then need to provide a summary of your evidence drawn from the documents linked above. Be sure to gather evidence from the past and present to create and effective parallel across the two time periods.
For example, you might complete your affirmative thesis statement as follows: “The political debate over immigration has changed significantly since the 1920s because today’s debate focuses on…[summary of arguments contained in the “Immigration Debate 2019” document]…, whereas in the past the main concern was….[summary of arguments contained in “Immigration Restriction Debate 1921″ document]”
Remember, each thesis statement:
must include a clear argument in response to the research question
should be brief and concise, only 1-2 sentences
must briefly summarize the key evidence that you will use to prove your argument
should not include direct quotes or closely paraphrased detail from the documents