The 1850s was a particularly tumultuous time in the United States. Choose 4-5 events, compromises, publications, or people and explain how they propelled the United States towards the Civil War
Students should email their instructor about their choice by week 2.
By week 6 students should email at least 2-3 sources demonstrating that they have started the research.
Papers should be between 6-8 pages in length. Goals of the assignment are to demonstrate that you can create a research paper based on primary and secondary sources and synthesize this material to present a cohesive answer to a question. Because this is a research based paper, students must demonstrate that they can find and use GMC “library approved” sources throughout the work. The final paper requires a minimum of 2 primary sources and 3 secondary sources.
Papers do need to have a title page. However, footnotes are not required. Instead, students need to use pagination citation throughout their papers to show how and where they used their sources. Example: “The War of 1812 was started by America.” (Kucsan, 2009) or (the authors last name). Now if you are using more than one article by the same author then you need to put in the title of the article…such as (Kucsan, 2009, Consequences of the War of 1812). If you are using 2 different works with authors of the same last name then do the following; (Kucsan, P, 2009) Just put in the first initial.