(1950’s – 1970’s) A. What was the Bracero program and how did it affect Mexicans in the U.S. and Mexico? What were some of their experiences? What was overall objective for implementing the program?

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Select ONE question from the section below and write a 3‐4 page essay (approximately 750‐1000 words).Your reply should state a single thesis and your explanations should be based on analysis and evidence. You must use, analyze, and cite specific examples from the readings to support your claims. Keep in mind, however, that while you may draw from lectures and readings in presenting your argument, you must explain in your own words your understanding of the issues. SECTION 3: (1950’s – 1970’s) A. What was the Bracero program and how did it affect Mexicans in the U.S. and Mexico? What were some of their experiences? What was overall objective for implementing the program? Who lobbied for the Bracero Program and who administered it? What consequences did the Program have upon the rights of workers, domestic and bracero, to organize unions? What was the cause if the demise of the program and who were key players is dismantling the Bracero program? Give specific examples for each question. B. To what extent did Chicana/o’s demonstrate their patriotic duty through military service during WWII? Who were the key players during this period what are some examples of their success? What was their role in the military AND politics? How did their active participation benefit them socially (and/or politically) afterwards? Give specific examples for each question. C. Was the Chicano Movement successful? Discuss at least 3 specific gains/victories (culturally, artistically, politically, socially, and educationally)? What were some of the strategies/efforts used to subvert/extinguish the Chicano Movement? Are Chicana/o’s benefitting from this movement today? If so, how? Give specific examples for each question

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