History Essay

History Essay

plMid-Term Essay Exam

Option 1: Did the upper classes and lower classes fight in WWI with the same expectations?  Which Americans, if any, benefited from the war?  Did anyone protest the war?  If so, who, why, and how?

Option 2: Did the 13th, 14th, and 15th Amendments to the Constitution bring a “new birth of freedom” as is often claimed?  If yes, how?  If not, why?


Your paper should be at least three pages (that means to the bottom of the third page). It must be double spaced and typed in 12 point Times New Roman font.

Begin with a strong thesis statement followed by relevant evidence from the readings and lecture. Cite Foner as (Foner pg.#); cite the Zinn documents by the author of the document of title if the author is anonymous, for example (Ginsburg 454);  and cite the presentations/lectures as Colling + lecture/slide #, e.g. (Colling 5/42).  

Use at least three primary documents for evidence. These can be found in Zinn.  They are your choice, but you must use the primary documents as significant sources to make your case.  At the end of the essay, in one or two sentences, tell me why you chose these documents.

Do not plagiarize. If you use any sources other than Foner, Zinn, or the presentations, you will fail the exam.

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