Category Archives: History

The Haymarket Riot and Trial

Read the materials and then think carefully about its impact upon the people at that time (from this website The paper should NOT describe the trial. Your focus should be to analyze an issue or set of issues associated with the trial and the results. Take a strong position about some aspect of the event. Use only primary sources. Do not use first person — “I,” “me,” and so on. You must cite all paraphrases and quotations. Citation should be in this form at the end of the sentence or quotation: (Paine, Common Sense, 128) or (“Valley of the Shadow” Website, 1860 Agricultural Census for Franklin County). Long quotations (longer than 3 or 4 lines) should be indented 1/2 inch on both sides, skip 2 or 3 spaces (not 2 or 3 double spaces) above and below the quotation and place citation in brackets like this at the end. [Paine, Common Sense, 128] . Such block quotes should be single-spaced. Do not use more than three long quotations.

Changes in the Land: Indians, Colonists, and the Ecology of New England

This assignment consists of writing an academic style Book Review. First, identify the writers position on the book topic, i.e. the thesis, and use the contents to describe how he/she supports or explains their position. This writing assignment requires a minimum of 1,000 words.

Select an event, incident, a legislative action, or related marked historical moment in the years up until the American Civil War

Research Requirements:
1.    You will need to use at least two (2) primary sources for your research topic.  (See below for definitions of a primary source)
2.    You will need to use at least three (3) secondary sources for your research topic.  (See below for definitions of a secondary source).  Preference is for academic articles found in scholarly journals.  Online sources must be pre-approved by your instructor before use within your paper.
3.    Your textbook cannot be used as a source, as it is a tertiary source.
4.    You will also need to find at least one image that is relevant to your research topic.  This image can be either a primary or secondary source, although a primary source image is preferred. 
5.    If you are using a secondary source image, it should be an image that is created for academic purposes to help support your research (a modern map, etc).
Writing Requirements:
1.    Your essay should be a minimum of 1000 words.  This word count does not include any cover sheet wording, your footnotes/endnotes, or your works cited/bibliography page.
2.    Your essay must be formatted using 1 margins for all margins (top, bottom, left and right).
3.    Your essay should be typed using 12pt. Times New Roman font.
4.    Your essay needs to be double-spaced.

Colfax Incident

This is the research on the actual event called the Colfax Incident.  You are to investigate both sides of the story, written on the one hand by white supremacists and on the other by the targeted populations of African Americans.  Do a compare contrast of the two stories and discuss the probable truth that resides between the two sides

How did the rise of big business change social classes in the United States?

You are to write a narrative introducing your ideas or reactions, backed with evidence, and a conclusion. You must provide critical analysis of the readings and not simply a restating of the facts the authors present. Use only the book as resource- Of the People:  A History of the United States, Volume 2:  Since 1865 Fourth Edition. I do not have the book yet, so if you can help me with that.

World War I

THIS JUST IN: You work for a national radio broadcasting company, and it is your job to create the typed broadcast for the evening news, recapping the experiences of Americans from before World War I (WWI) as well as after the war.
For your story to be valid and accepted by a wide audience, it must include the home-front experiences of many groups; to help with your story, choose at least three topics below to discuss in your broadcast.
What changed because of the movement from isolationism to expansionism?
How did the Roosevelt Corollary change Americas role in the world?
Assess the relevance of peoples concerns about the wars impact on the international community.
Assess the wars economic impact, including the expansion of factories due to wartime production.
What domestic and international figures played key roles in the war?
How is the United States in the post-war era positioned to become a superpower?
With any good news story, you must utilize multiple sources. Your story must be a minimum of two pages in length. A minimum of two reputable sources must be used, cited, and referenced, one of which must come from the CSU Online Library. This means you will need to find at least one additional source on your own, and it cannot be the content provided in this course (i.e., unit lessons or U.S. History resource). Inappropriate resources, or failure to use at least one resource available in the CSU Online Library, can lead to deductions. Click here to view a resource on evaluating websites to use in your research.
Your report must be in essay form, and all citations and references must follow APA format.

essay 1

Describe the three proposals which were debated at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. An in-depth analysis should be conducted to describe the specific details of the three plans: Virginia, New Jersey, and the Connecticut Compromise (Section 2.2).

Please out our textbook has limited information and details about these three plans. Therefore, it is recommended student conduct research online to add more details to your essay.

Please note your assignment should be written in an essay format (introduction, body, and conclusion). Remember, it is always better to include more details in your essay, rather than less. Your essay structure should be written as follows;

Paragraph 1 Introduction (Create a roadmap for the reader. Introduce the areas which you will be writing about).

Paragraph 2 Details of the New Jersey Plan (small state plan).

Paragraph 3 Details of the Virginia Plan (large state plan).

Paragraph 4 Details of the Connecticut Compromise

Paragraph 5 Closing/Summary recap of what you have written.


Please read all attached files!!!! its very important that you do so. It will have me pick a prompt and I choose this one, “In what ways does Fire on the Mountain express environmental concerns seen in New
Mexico during the twentieth century?”

Again I cannot stress enough to read all the attached files to understand what I am wanting! Also please include quotations, the files have examples of quotations for you convenience

Thank you !

Creating a Thesis Statement with a Supporting Argument

1) Your assignment is to create a strong THESIS STATEMENT to the question below. 
2)  Prepare a compelling SUPPORTING ARGUMENT that helps prove (support) your Thesis Statement.  Ask yourself what is the most compelling reason I believe I am correct in my assertion (my thesis statement)?  What elements in the documents in Gorn Ch. 4 might defend your thesis?  Prepare a list of points that favor/support your claim and ones that refute it

3) From the list you compiled, select THREE supporting pieces of evidence from three separate documents in Gorn Ch. 4 (the Declaration of Independence CANNOT be one of the three supporting documents, but you are allowed to reference it).  Briefly explain how each piece of evidence supports your argument and subsequently proves your thesis.

THE QUESTION YOU MUST ADDRESS:  Based on the various viewpoints expressed in the documents in Gorn Ch. 4, how “inclusive” was the the Declaration of Independence in the thoughts expressed by the colonists?

Your completed assignment should look like this:

1.)  THESIS STATEMENT:  place your grammatically correct thesis statement, in the third person, here.

2.)  SUPPORTING ARGUMENT:  place you supporting argument here.

A.) EVIDENCE:  place the title of the first document you are using for supporting evidence here.

i.)  RATIONALE:  state why you think this evidence supports your argument and state what type of evidence it is: Ethos, Pathos, or Logos.  Try to use at least two of these three types of evidence.

B.) EVIDENCE:  place the title of your second supporting document here.

i.)  RATIONALE: state why and what type of evidence

C.) EVIDENCE:  place the title of your third supporting document here.

i.)  RATIONALE: state why and what type of evidence

electoral college

What is the history of the Electoral College? How has the Electoral College changed the outcome of elections throughout history?  Is it still necessary in todays election process given the availability of information about each candidate?  Compare and contrast the Electoral College to the use of the popular vote.