Ny topic in US History from settlement until 1877

Student must select a topic that relates to American history from settlement to 1877. Write a short analytical paper (1200-1500 words) on your topic. Students will need to use endnotes or footnotes (not parenthetical references like this) to give proper credit for the material that they draw upon for their essay. No other reference format (other than footnotes or endnotes) is acceptable. Paper must stem from a thesis statement. Source must be a book written by a historian