AMH 2020 â€“ American History II â€“ Summer 2019
First Paper Assignment
For this assignment, you will write a 2-to-4-page paper in response to the following prompt using the supporting documents. youYou are required to cite 4 of the primary sources that you have read for this section. This paper is due at 11:59 PM on Sunday, July 7. Your paper should be uploaded to Canvas. It will be checked for plagiarism using Turn-It-In.
ðŸ‘‰ Prompt: Throughout the first portion of this class, we have examined the changing definition of freedom. Different groups had different meanings and understandings of the concept of freedom. For this paper, discuss the meaning of freedom for the following groups: freed slaves, white southerners, the businessmen of the Gilded Age, imperialists and non-imperialists, and immigrants. In what ways did the federal government intervein and shape these meanings?
Essays must conform to ALL conventions of formal writing. This means that your essays are expected to be doubled-spaced, 12-point font, grammatically correct, and refer back to the primary documents.
Please submit your document as a Microsoft Word file â€“ or a similar word processing file. DO NOT convert the file to a PDF.
Your answer should be based on material provided to you on Canvas, as well as the assigned reading for this course. DO NOT CONSULT ANY OTHER OUTSIDE SOURCES!!! I do not want to know what Google or Wikipedia tells you about this topic. All the information you need to answer this question can be found in the documents posted on Canvas. I will dock points for any outside research!
You can quote directly from the primary documents. I am not concerned with formal citations; however, you need to make some effort at showing me what documents you found the quote. You are free to use Chicago, MLA, or APA if youâ€™re comfortable with those citations. If you donâ€™t know any of those, just include the last name of the interviewee and the page number after your quote.
Armando Lopez said of the Cuban Club, â€œThey give me some kind of assistance in time of sickness and sometimes if I get sick, they give me a small amount of money (Lopez 11).â€
Donâ€™t forget, you MUST also introduce and contextualize your quotes. You must tell your reader what document youâ€™re quoting.
The second example is extraordinarily confusing for your reader. Who are you quoting? Are these your words? Introduce your quotes, and then explain them in your own words.
You should also try to avoid extended quotations. In almost all circumstances, you shouldnâ€™t be quoting more than one or two sentences at a time. When youâ€™re trying to quote a longer passage, intersperse your own words as necessary. When we see paragraph-length citations we start to worry that youâ€™re just trying to fill up space…