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California: An Interpretive History

DISCUSSION PAPER

LATE US HISTORY

HOW TO TURN IT IN?:

In class, turn it in in paper form, NO EXCEPTIONS! If you send it to my email instead of handing it in person it goes to my spam and you get a 0.

IF YOU MISS CLASS I WILL NEED A DOCUMENTED EXCUSE IN ORDER TO GIVE YOU CREDIT.

WHEN IS IT DUE?:

The moment class starts (check the syllabus for specific dates), if I leave without your paper, you get a 0.

CHECK THE SYLLABUS FOR THE DUE DATES

Each of the discussion papers will cover a time period discussed in class. Each of your discussion essays will be 5 paragraphs. Your job is to take the multitude of sources in the class and make a historical argument. DO NOT TELL ME YOU WANT TO USE OUTSIDE SOURCES. That request is illogical. If you cannot make an argument with the sources you have it is because you are not allowing the evidence to guide you. That is to say, you should not be making an argument and collecting evidence to prove it; you should be collecting evidence and drawing an argument from the evidence. Outside sources will not alleviate the problem only complicate them. Furthermore, evaluating sources is a skill and this is not a class that teaches you why using Wiki or Spark notes is intellectually bankrupt.

REQUIREMENTS

1. Use the template below
2. Two page essay, 5 paragraphs
3. No Cover page
4. No reference Page
5. Do not put the date, my name, or the class title, just your name
6. Have a thesis which demonstrates a change over time
7. A strong UNDERLINED thesis (a thesis is one sentence).
8. 12 point times roman font
9. Cite everything in Chicago style format
10. Topic sentences that tie your evidence to the thesis (Make sure the language of each topic sentence is taken directly from the thesis!)
11. Evidence from ALL OF THE FOLLOWING ONLY: California: An Interpretive History, critical book review presentation, Video, and Lecture/Presentations, ONLY!
12.  Minimum of 6 citations
13. Do not use "I" "My" "today" "now" or "We"
14. Do not use contractions (Can't, couldn't etc)
15. Only capitalize a word if necessary
16. Do not give a book report, it is an essay
17. No quotes or citations in a topic sentence
18. Do not include cited material in the opening paragraph
19. Take a stand, no weak thesis or topic sentences
20. It is a history paper, everything should be in the past tense.
21. Include direct quotes that are less than two lines long that support your answer.
22. Write a sentence or two to explain each quote.
23. Conclusion paragraph should explain how the evidence and findings support your thesis.

TEMPLATE:

1. CONTRUCT A HISTORY THESIS

a. EACH ESSAY MUST HAVE A THESIS WHICH HAS: a change overtime (before and after), 2 time periods/eras, and a reason for the change.

b. Thus, fill in the following sample thesis for every one of your papers (and underline
it).

c. THESIS PROMPT: (person, group, event, thing) went from (its state before the change) in the ------ era to (its state after the change) by the ----- era because of (event that caused the change)

i. EXAMPLE: Native Americans went from plantation laborers in the conquest period to mission laborers by the late colonial period because of Spain's desire to settle in the New World.

d. ERAS/TIME PERIODS FOR PAPERS

Paper I

Reconstruction to 1920

a. 1865-1877 - Reconstruction

b. 1870s-1901 Gilded Age

c. 1901-1919 Progressive Era

d. 1920s -1920s

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