The short essay will include references to the readings from the textbook, 1 relevant primary document from your textbook or any provided by instructor as well as content modules or relevant Powerpoint. You are also encouraged to consider information discussed in the Eric Foner’s videos. The short essay should be 650-750 words (post word count at the bottom of the page). It will be evaluated on research, understanding of the material, and writing skills (syntax, grammar, organization, etc). Also, students must cite all information borrowed from any of the above listed sources. If a student does not cite her/his sources, she/he is plagiarizing and, consequently, will receive 0 credit for the assignment. Students are not to use research sources beyond those assigned for this class, thus, doing so will result in a significant reduction in points. Cite all information borrowed throughout the essay in parenthetical format as well as include a works cited page. Student’s work cited page does not count as part of the word count. Where to get the sources for the primary document (Other than the Voices of Freedom, if needed): 100 Milestone Documents – Avalon Project–(look under appropriate century)– Textbook: Foner, Eric. Give Me Liberty: An American History, Vol I, 5th Brief Edition. (e-book) Videos from Eric Foner: Westward Expansion in the 19th Century: type=video&msrc=/ The Market Revolution: type=video&msrc=/ The Market Revolution, Continued: type=video&msrc=/ The Cotton Kingdom: type=video&msrc=/


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