Ow and why did the U.S. emerge as a world superpower between World War Two and 1991?
His 1112, Final Essay
Choose one of the three and write a 1,000-word response, no more and no less (+/about fifty words). This intellectual exercise demands that you USE YOUR OWN WORDS. The use of information from internet sources outside of class (e.g. Wikipedia) will be considered cheating. You are allowed to use your textbook for additional information, but use it sparingly. This assignment evaluates your comprehension of the in-class lectures. Use the lectures as your guide and as your main source of information.
Your Final Essay is due on the day of your final exam, Monday, May 4, before class. Write your name on the first page of the essay and the number of the essay you have selected. You must submit it to the link on Blackboard under the i??Assignmentsi?? tab. Please do NOT bring me a hard copy in class. When you arrive in class on Monday, May 4, you will sit down and take a 50-multiple-choice-question objective exam based on the content of the lectures (*See Final Study Guide).
Your essay must follow all of the rules of formal writing, except you need not cite my lectures.
Since for many of you this is a first, I have included some advice:
*The Introduction must set the historical scene (What is going on at the time?) and then explain what you will argue and why. When teachers say they expect an analysis, they mean they want you to gather information and ask questions about the material that begin with these two words: how and why?
*In particular, you will notice that each of the following essay prompts asks you to make several analytical judgments: you need to decide which historical factors are most important, explain how they shaped the course of the event, and argue why they were (and are) ultimately significant in U.S. History.
*Herei??s how you do that: You begin each body paragraph with a topic sentence stating which factor you argue is most important and why. Defend this claim as thoroughly as you possibly can, using evidence, facts, drawing connections, and providing a strong and rigorous interpretation throughout the paragraph. Repeat in each paragraph. To successfully answer the question, you should present three to five well-defended factors, which contributed in significant ways to U.S. History. Again, if you find it difficult to decide on which factors to analyze, use my lectures as a guide.
*This essay is only four pages; thus, there is no need to waste time simply restating the claims you just made in the preceding paragraphs once again in the conclusion. Teachers know all too well how to spot fluff. Rather, conclude with a projection into later years beyond the scope of your essay: how did these factors continue to play a role in later years? Why are these aspects of this historical event important for students of history to know and understand?
Choose one of the three and write a 1,000-word response, no more and no less (+/about fifty words). Write your name on the first page of the essay and the number of the essay you have chosen.
What significant roles did President Franklin Roosevelti??s four-term administration play in American economics, politics, and society?
How and why did the U.S. emerge as a world superpower between World War Two and 1991?
Evaluate the legislative and social successes and failures of the 1950s and 1960s Black Civil Rights reform movement for equality and integration.