PAPER I (20%)
In a 4 page paper answer the following: Examine the tension between two or more groups in the US from the 1870s through the 1920s. Your thesis and paper should explain the causes and outcome of any conflicts resulting from the tension. (EXAMPLES: Gender, class, race, social etc)
YOU MUST USE EXAMPLES FROM ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:Give me Liberty and LECTURE ONLY.
SUGGESTION: Pick certain elements and emphasize them such as religion, marriage, society, natives, labor, what people came to which region etc. This will help make a stronger thesis and a more focused paper.
- PLEASE UNDERLINE YOUR STRONG THESIS!
- Cite every source using Chicago Style format.
- Use books and lecture notes in your paper
- Double Space, Times Roman 12point font
- You need a minimum of 10 citations
- A well written opening paragraph that contains a STRONG thesis as well as a summation of the major findings of the paper.
- Strong topic sentences that tell me what the paragraph is about.
- Try to avoid compound sentences.
- I will review your paper during an announced time in class.
- NO LATE OR DIGITAL PAPERS, MUST BE A HARD COPY IN CLASS NO EXCEPTIONS. (IF YOU CANNOT MAKE IT TO CLASS, TURN IT IN EARLY)
CHECKLIST BEFORE YOU TURN YOUR PAPER IN
- Do not use “I” “My” or “We”
- Do not use contractions (Can’t, couldn’t etc)
- Must be stapled
- No cover page needed, just your name and the class title at the top
- A thesis is one sentence
- Make sure you use Chicago style including “Ibid.”
- Only capitalize a word if necessary
- Do not give a book report, it is an essay
- You thesis should answer the question
- No quotes or citations in a topic sentence
- Do not include cited material in the opening paragraph
- Take a stand, no weak thesis or topic sentences
- It is a history paper, everything should be in the past tense.
- Include direct quotes that are less than two lines long that support your answer.
- Write a sentence or two to explain each quote so it is clear to the reader why you included the quote.
- Your conclusion paragraph should explain how the evidence and findings of the paper support your thesis.