History. Pick one topic from the attached.
1.You must use at least 3 sources.
2.You MUST use at least one primary source.
A primary source is a document or physical object which was written or created during the time under study.
·ORIGINAL DOCUMENTS (excerpts or translations acceptable): Diaries, speeches, manuscripts, letters, interviews, news film footage, autobiographies, official records
·CREATIVE WORKS: Poetry, drama, novels, music, art
·RELICS OR ARTIFACTS: Pottery, furniture, clothing, buildings
3. Secondary Sources
A secondary source interprets and analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources may have pictures, quotes or graphics of primary sources in them. Some
types of secondary sources include:
·PUBLICATIONS: Textbooks, magazine articles, histories, criticisms, commentaries, encyclopedias
Your paper will be graded according to the content and quality of your thoughts and ideas
and the clarity and accuracy of your presentation. Although this is not an English class, I
expect that as college students you should be able to express yourselves in reasonably
concise and correct prose. Neatness, spelling, and grammar are important, so please
proof read your paper carefully and correct any spelling or typing errors.
You may use MLA or other guides for papers. However, I have included the following to perhaps make things a bit easier.
Any direct quotes must be placed in quotation marks, and you must use footnotes to show the specific source for the quotation. Even when you are not quoting directly, you must still use footnotes to indicate the specific source for your information. You need to cite your specific sources whether they are books or online materials.
For online materials, you need to cite the title of the specific webpage (not just the general website) and give the exact web address or URL so that I can get to that exact page by typing it in.
The Bibliography /footnotes themselves may be placed at the end of the paper, listing all the sources that you used for the paper, including all the specific web pages.
1. Colonial War, by John Smith (published 2011)
2. The Constitution, New York Journal of History, Jim Smith, June 1990
3. www.informationalhistory.com (US Society and its Development, Bill Smith, May 20060
4. A Defense of the Salem Witch Trials, Cotton Mather 1692
5. Letter dated July 20,1787, Thomas Jefferson to John Adams
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