HIST 1301 Houston Community College Civil War and Reconstruction Essay
Essay Four: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1860-1877
Potential essay topics. Choose one:
- Evaluate the most important political crises that led to southern secession and war. What drove the North and South apart leading up to the election of 1860?
- Analyze the multiple steps by which emancipation and abolition resulted in the end of slavery as a consequence of the Civil War. Consider, fugitives, the military, Congress, and President Lincoln’s actions.
- Explain the abandonment of freed slaves and black civil liberties by the federal government in the 1870s. Why did the North and federal government fail to secure and protect black equality?
- 1000 words
- Double space
- 10 or 12 point font
- Standard written English
- One inch margins
- Cite with footnotes in Chicago style, not in parenthetical MLA style. Papers without citations will not pass.
- Your paper must have a main idea/thesis/argument. It cannot be a summary of the reading.
- Your paper must be carefully edited. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling count.
- Cultivate your own voice/style. You will be writing a lot of papers in college, at least three in this course, so find your voice. This does not mean the papers are about you. Do not write about yourself.
- You must demonstrate understanding and familiarity with the course readings so far, Weeks 1-5: American Yawp, Chapters 1-15, Erica Dunbar’s Never Caught, and Amy Greenberg’s A Wicked War. Cited evidence from all readings is a requirement for a passing grade on this assignment; turn in a paper that demonstrates your careful reading of American Yawp, Never Caught, and A Wicked War.
- These are reading response essays, not research papers. There should be no other source material beyond course readings; do not summarize content you have read on the internet.
- Meet the format requirements
- Have a strong main idea
- Write clearly and edit your work
A papers do these three tasks strongly, B papers may be weak in one area, C papers may be weak in two areas, etc.
Plagiarism: Plagiarism is the theft of words or ideas from another writer and dishonestly passing them off as your own. Any plagiarism- even a few sentences or a single paragraph- will result in a ZERO on the paper. Do not be tempted to submit work you did not create.
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