AMERICAN HISTORY

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Project 2
Evaluation 32
American History 1
SSTH 033 060
Be sure to include ALL pages of this project (including the directions and the assignment) when you
send the project to your teacher for grading. Don’t forget to put your name and I.D. number at the top
of this page!
This project will count for 12% of your overall grade for this course. Be sure to read all the
instructions and assemble all the necessary materials before you begin. For this project, you may
choose either Option A or Option B. Note which option you choose at the start of your project.
Option A: Essay
Your project should follow the traditional essay format:
Begin with an introductory paragraph in which you briefly summarize your topic. In one or
a few sentences, express a thesis, or point of view. Your thesis will be a personal response
to the question you are answering. You will express a personal view about a historic issue.
Body paragraphs will make up the bulk of your essay. Use the body paragraphs to support
and defend your thesis. Remember that each body paragraph should include a topic
sentence. Other sentences in the paragraph should relate to the topic sentence.
Finish your essay with a concluding paragraph. Summarize what you have said in the
essay and boldly recap your ideas. Do NOT simply restate your thesis.
If you use any direct quotations, be sure to cite them correctly. Refer to the Publication
Manual of the American Psychological Association
, which may be accessed online or in
many libraries.
Using your textbook and course materials, write an essay of at least 900 words (three typed, doublespaced pages) in which you answer the following question:
Of the reforms that took place in America during the nineteenth century, which one was most
important? What issues did the reform raise, and how did it affect American society?
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There are one hundred possible points on this project. In your essay, you should:
Present a clear thesis. In your introduction, you must clearly express an opinion about the
question. Any view is correct, as long as you defend it logically with evidence from your
course materials. The rest of your essay should support this thesis.
(20 points possible)
Describe the reform about which you are writing and summarize the major events relating to
this reform.
(20 points possible)
Evaluate the effect of religion and philosophy on this reform. Use specific examples. (20
points possible)
Discuss the effects of the reform on American society, noting the way(s) in which the reform
shaped American history.
(25 points possible)
Use essay format. Follow the introduction-body paragraphs-concluding paragraph style. Your
paper should read smoothly, and your word choice should reflect your ideas and beliefs.
(10
points possible)
Use proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation. (5 points possible)
Complete your project in the space provided at the end of this project assignment document
(scroll down).
To submit the project, save this project assignment document. Use the course number, your
name, and the project number in your file’s title:
SSTH033060_ABStudent_Project2.doc
Go to your course management system to upload your project file.
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