events 1815 and 1860 that pulled americans together
The final is comprised of one essay (approximately 3-4 pages). This is the equivalent of an in-class Blue Book examination in a Tuesday/Thursday class. It is open note, open book, and un-timed.
Along with each prompt, we have also given you 8 IDs/documents that should be used in answering the prompt. We will grade the essay based upon the logic and strength of your argument, inclusion of the IDs/document, organization of essay, grammar, and citations.
You should also use at least four primary documents as evidence
PROMPT: Between 1815 and 1860, there were many events/factors that served to either pull the country together or push it apart. In this essay, analyze these push-pull factors.In your essay you should include at least 4 of the following IDs:
- Western Expansion
- National Party System
- Market Revolution
- Second Great Awakening
- Women’s Suffrage
- US-Mexican War
You must also use at least four primary documents (either posted in blackboard or in American Yawp) as evidence.
Essay ChecklistBe sure to:
- Have a strong rule of three thesis statement
- Use “Rule of Three” style
- Use a minimum of 4 primary source documents as evidence
- Use at least 4 IDs from the list above in your analysis
- Have evidence/analysis from across the 1815-1860 time period
- Discuss both uniting and dividing factors
- Properly cite using footnotes in Turabian/Chicago style
- Write 3-4 pages
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