Write on a historical topic of interest to you after Instructor approval.
What were the factors that led to the Progressive Era. What was the role of the Muckrakers? (For this you may wish to refer to some of their writings.) What were some of the results achieved by the Progressives?
What led to the Great Depression? What policies of President Hoovers administration made the Depression worse? What was the New Deal?
What was the Cold War? How did the Cold War begin? Discuss the Cuban Missile Crisis in terms of its cause and American policy during the crisis.
The above are General Subject Areas and are too broad to research in their entirety. Write on a single topic not all of those within the subject area. If you are interested in writing on another topic within the time range of those of Paper 2 discuss it with me first. The assignment length is 1,500 words.
Use a minimum of 3 sources and a maximum of 5. Try to use Journal articles but books are also acceptable. All sources should be written by historians and come from the Palm Beach State Library or the Databases it supports. ( Journals of History can be found in JSTOR) If you are having difficulty getting started check with a Research Librarian at the Library or use Ask a Librarian on the Library web site.
Include a word count and a bibliography. Use Chicago Book of Style for citations and Bibliography. The Noodle Tool supports this style so try it. For Quick reference look at Turabian or A Pocket Guide to Writing in History by Mary Lynn Rampolla.
These are research papers and must be based on books and other peer reviewed materials (Journal Articles and other similar sources). Examples of unaccepted sources include: Encyclopedia Entries, Wikipedia, the textbook, any databases ending in .com ( Including Facts on File, Google, Yahoo, and material from other similar sites), and Films (Unless pre-approved). If you are unsure of a source, see me.