Section II: Long Essay –
Compose a long, four to five – (4-5) – paragraph essay (8-10 sentences in length each) in answer to one (1) of the following questions (support your answers with my lectures, the textbook, and all appropriate supplementary readings):
Choice A – How did cotton become global? Use Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton as a springboard for connecting his thesis to course material on nationalism, industrialization, and empire in the 18th and 19th centuries.
Choice B – Explain and analyze globalization in the late-nineteenth century with that of globalization in the 1100s-1300s.
Choice C – How did the French Revolution lay the foundations for the modern nation-state?
Choice D – What role did nationalism play in the development of modern states during the nineteenth century?
Choice E – What was the relationship between industrialization in the nineteenth century and Enlightenment-era thinking and ideas in the eighteenth century?
Choice F – Compare the political revolutions of the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries in the Atlantic World.
Choice G – Explain some of the positive and negative consequences of Enlightenment era thinking and politics.
Choice H – Discuss the relationship between religious toleration laws and political changes and reform in the early modern world.
Extra Credit: Optional Essay worth an additional 5 points on your assignment
Compose a short, two-three – (2-3) – paragraph essay (8-10 sentences in length each) in answer to the following question:
What have you learned in the course that’s been most meaningful to you? Why?
*Use a simple, MLA-style of parenthetical citation to reference course materials.
*Do not use any outside material; use only what has been made available to you through the course. Assignment will be automatically failed for including outside source material.

Enlightenment-era thinking

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