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What it means to be an American

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Be an American 1 What it means to be an American Michael A. Bragg HIS220 American Civilization Michelle Murphy May 6, 2011
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Be an American 2 What it means to be an American When you ask the question what it means to be an American you need to think about how we lived. In the following paragraphs I will tell you what it was like being a teacher in the 1910s. The 1910s was a decade of great change for America. It was during this decade that the United States was first considered a world leader. The 1910s were the decade America came of age. Being a black teacher was very difficult between the 1910s and 1920s for me. In many whites’ eyes and in their own words they called us Negro teachers. Despite these long years of service by black teachers to the black community there was never a book of what went on. By the turn of the 20th century, nearly 75 percent of America's teachers were women. Therefore; women made up a far smaller percentage of administrators, and their power decreased with each higher level of authority. Our department had always been closely watched;
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