The essay should be approximately 1100-1500 words. Please use one inch margins and double-space or space and a half. Make sure the title of your essay clearly refers to the specific question you’re addressing. In writing the essay make sure you have a clear introduction, main body paragraphs, and a conclusion. Make sure that you support all main points with specific examples. You should look at the general guidelines for paper to ensure that you’re writing the best essay possible.This paper will be check for Plagiarism, please upload your paper to the assignment dropbox using .doc/docx format.
For the this Essay, please write a response to ONE of the following questions:
- You’re an American living in the year 1939. Suddenly, you’re abducted by aliens and transported forward in time to the year 2019. Write an essay in which you analyze the key economic, social, political, and cultural changes in the U.S. since 1939. How is this “new” America different from the nation you left behind? Try to focus on the big picture — major changes, not trivia.
- Franklin Roosevelt;s New Deal program had a significant impact upon American society. How did the New Deal make long-term changes in the political, economic, and social landscape of the United States. Do you think this change was inherently radical or conservative? In answering this question make sure you’re looking at long-term implications of the New Deal, not just how it sought to deal with the immediate problem of the Depression.
- Wars often have a significant impact upon the domestic development of a nation. Analyze how World War Two and the subsequent Cold War created economic, political, and social changes inside the United States between 1941 and 1989. Your answer should relate to the INTERNAL development of the United States, not our relationship with other countries.
Essays will be graded on the following criteria:
I. Organization (how well you structure your argument)
- You should have an introductory paragraph that briefly summarizes your answer to the question.
- The body of the essay should be logically organized to support your argument. Usually a topical organization is best. For instance, if the question asks you to talk about economics, politics, and social structure, a logical form of organization would be to have a paragraph on economics, a paragraph on politics, etc.
- Each paragraph in the body should begin with a clear topic sentence. A topic sentence indicates the main point you’re making in that paragraph. As a general rule of thumb, never start a paragraph with a statement of fact or a quote. Your paragraph should stay focused on proving that central point. For instance, if you indicate in your topic sentence that you will be making an argument about politics, don’t wander off into talking about economics.
- Your essay should have a clear conclusion that summarizes the main points of your argument (your answer to the question)
II. Use of Evidence (how well you support your argument with historical facts)
- Key assertions should be supported by specific historical facts rather than generalizations.
- Evidence should be integrated into the argument. Just throwing out facts is not enough – you need to explain HOW the facts help prove your argument.
- Facts should be CORRECT and RELEVANT. The first point is obvious. In the second case, students often dump a large quantity of facts into a paper without any regard to whether they relate to answering the question. This indicates that the student doesn’t really understand the significance of the evidence.
III. Overall Effectiveness of the Argument (Does your answer make historical sense)
- The essay should actually make an analytical argument, not just provide a narration of events. In history we look at not just WHAT happened in the past, but WHY it happened and WHY it’s significant.
- All elements of the question should be addressed. If the question has two components and you only address one, that’s not a complete answer.
Overall, the essay should reflect a good understanding of the historical material being discussed