Do you think we need Americanization programs today?
Well, this week you read about Americanization. Here the idea was that if people can become more “American” they who become more of
something, may be accepted into the larger American framework. Of course, you also read how people in the Mexican-American community sought
a way to preserve a culture. Within this context answer the following questions: According to chapter 4 in Becoming Mexican-American, describe
the idea of American within the context of Americanization Programs? Explain what you think of the idea of American in the 1920s. Distinguish
between both the Americanization programs and the Mexicanization programs, what were there differences and similarities? Do you think we need Americanization programs today? What purpose would they serve?