Must use only the provided pdf file for this assignment. This seminar worksheet is intended to guide you through the process of drafting an essay response to the following question: “What were President Wilson’s worst mistakes at the conclusion of World War I?” Drafting detailed and well-written responses to the 8 questions in this worksheet is intended to prepare students for Part 2 of the upcoming Module 3 Test. Questions: 1) In short paragraph, introduction the historical topic that is being discussed in this collection of readings. 2) State a Thesis. In a single, clear and concise sentence, answer the following question: “What were President Wilson’s worst mistakes at the conclusion of World War I?” 3) Supporting Argument 1. These readings mention several of the aims and objectives that President Wilson hoped to achieve through America’s entry into the First World War. What were they, and how do they appear to have guided his approach to the negotiations at the Paris Peace Conferences? 4) Supporting Argument 2. This article mentions several historical figures that had a significant influence on American foreign policy during and after the First World War. In a short paragraph, comment on how the aims and objectives of President Wilson’s foreign policy faced significant opposition, both at home in the United States and from the other countries involved in the Paris Peace Conferences. 5) “In part owing to stinging Republican criticism of ‘peace without victory’ and, later, the Fourteen Points as the basis for the postwar settlement, [Wilson] refused to discuss plans for the League in any concrete detail throughout the period of American belligerency. He also neglected to lay essential political groundwork at home. By the autumn of 1918, important segments among both the conservative and progressive internationalists had grown disenchanted with Wilson.” (Major Problems in American Foreign Relations, 445) Support the above quote using historical examples from the readings, with particular emphasis on the Congressional midterm elections of 1918. In the final sentence of this paragraph, relate this material back to the issue of Wilson’s worst mistakes at the conclusion of World War I.[supanova_question]
the role of an individual who supported the American Revolution (a Patriot or Whig)
This assignment will be submitted to Turnitin®.
A Short Paper Assignment allows you to demonstrate your research skills to your instructor and to receive feedback that will benefit you when you write research papers for future courses. With this assignment, you will learn how to do proper research and write a short paper.
Your topic must be the the same topic approved by your instructor in Week 3.
This short paper is at least three double-spaced pages of text (Times New Roman, font size 12) and you must consult a minimum of two academically credible sources. Your bibliography and citations may be in APA, MLA, or Chicago Style format. Students majoring in history must use Chicago Style format.
The short paper needs to be turned in through the assignment section for grading. If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must cite the source by using endnotes, footnotes, or parenthetical citations. If you read the information and write it in your own words and it is not common knowledge, then you must cite the source because you are paraphrasing someone’s information.
The short paper must include a cover page with your name, course number and course title, instructor’s name, and date. You must also include a bibliography at the end of your paper. While composing your paper, use proper English. Do not use abbreviations, contractions, passive voice, or first/ second person (I, you, we, our, etc). Before submitting your paper, check your grammar and use spell check. Remember, the way you talk is not the way you write a paper. Please label your paper as follows: lastnamefirstnameHIST101ShortPaper.
You have been divided into two groups. For this discussion, Group A (Last name A-L) will assume the role of an individual who supported the American Revolution (a Patriot or Whig),
Loyalist James Chalmers, under the pseudonym of Candidus, wrote Plain Truth in response to Thomas Paine’s famous pamphlet Common Sense. You can select the enclosed link to read Thomas Paine at Gutenberg Project. Then read the excerpted text from Chalmers, shaping your statement in support or in opposition to Chalmers’ argument.
Try not to make assumptions. Instead, assume the historical role of someone who lived in the colonies in the period up to, and including, the American Revolution. You could be a Colonial politician, a merchant, a farmer, a shop owner, or even a Southern plantation owner. Be creative[supanova_question]
The course will include one ten-page paper, which will include sourced material. Note that this paper will be required
History Assignment Help The course will include one ten-page paper, which will include sourced material. Note that this paper will be required to be in Times New Roman font at the 12 -point scale. Students must use correct grammar and demonstrate historical knowledge and analysis in order to receive full credit for their papers.
The paper will be divided into three parts.
1/ The first part is your descriiption of an actual historical event: Herbert Hoover and the Stock market crash.
2/ The second part is you will change a part of that event and how that affected the outcome. This means an actual change with reason. It isn’t enough to say “slavery did not exist”, I need to know why in your new history it never occurred. For example, Hitler did not invade Moscow because he had more accurate intel about the Russian defenders on the European front.
3/In The third part you must expand on what that change has meant to the rest of history to the present day. Think logically about the repercussions, both for good or ill. Using the above for example Germany not exposing it to a two-front war concentrates on Britain and conquers it. Germany then invades Russia, but not during the winter, and with the full Nazi force overwhelming the Russians, allows them to take over the country.
There will be a sample paper accessible on my Learning Web page.
There will be a topic paper. This will be a part of your grade. You are free to choose with some constraints, what you may be considering to change, and some ramifications. This paper will be typed with a possible topic, at least one bibliography of titles that you looked at. The window for this paper is slight, it will not be accepted one week before the full paper or afterward.
At least three outside sources (Wikipedia is not a source), meaning other than your textbooks. These can be from any form (Book, article, internet) as long as they are properly sourced in either endnotes or footnotes.
Font is Times New Roman size 12
Endnotes or footnotes are to be used, not parenthetical citation.
Pages must be numbered. Placement does not matter.
Preferred spacing is 1.5, but double spacing is acceptable as long as the page count is ten full pages.
Page count is ten pages. Anything below that will be marked off. If you try to expand your page count by not following the above rules, your paper will be marked off. Illustrations, graphs, tables and the like will not count to page count.
Any subject matter is allowed as long as it is well researched and conforms to the course. If you do not it is an automatic failure. The only exception to this is the slight overlap of 1301 and 1302. If you do want to do a paper that is slightly beyond the course please talk to me. If you write a paper about WWII and you are taking 1301 you will fail.
I do not want to hear a political screed. For example, if you write a paper about the legalization of marijuana, that paper needs to be well researched, documented, and show an understanding of historical materials. If all that you give me are reasons why it should be a certain way no matter what the subject matter is, it will be an automatic failure. Please note, that this isn’t a ban against controversial subjects, but rather a suggestion that if you do a controversial subject that it be very well researched and written.
Amount of pages devoted to each chapter is subjective. You should devote your bulk of your paper to the first section with some devotion to the second and third sections being a couple pages. Do not give section two and three two small paragraphs at the end of page ten that will be considered inadequate for the assignment. Ideally you should have five pages for your first section, two your second, and three for your third, but that is only a loose page count. Also, please note that there isn’t a penalty for going over the page count.
Grammar and spelling will only count if errors are excessive. A few errors are okay. Do realize that spell check does not catch everything.
No orphans, which are the one sentence of a paragraph on a new page. If this occurs, please edit.
Papers should have a cover sheet, with name, date, and class period. I have other classes and if I don’t know which class you are in it may cause some problems. Note that the cover sheet does not count towards the page count. Also do not put cover sheet information on your first page.
Papers should have a bibliography. The bibliography is separate from your endnotesor footnotes. Note that the bibliography does not count towards the page count.
Grade Scale :
No Topic Paper- 10 points
No Sourcing. If you do not source facts, quotes or ideas not your own, it is automatically -40 points
Parenthetical citation instead of footnotes or endnotes: -10 Points
Quotes Misuse (of Authors) instead of putting it in your own words: -10
Page Count: -5 points per missing page. Please note that any tricks to increase page count will also be counted and graded against page count.
Excessive grammatical and/or spelling errors: -10 points
Inconstancy in spacing, format, sourcing, etc: -10 points
No Bibliography/Work Cited: -10 points
Three Outside Sources: -20 points per source
Wikipedia as a source: -10 points
No Cover Sheet: -10 points
Cover Sheet Information on Page 1: -5 pts
Pages not Numbered: -5 pts
Inadequate or no Binding: -5 pts
Not enough material dedicated to Part I: -30 points
Not enough material dedicated to Part II: -15 points
Not enough material dedicated to Part III -15 points
Political Screed without historical backing: Automatic Failure
Not on topic for an American History Class: Automatic Failure
Plagiarism: Automatic Failure of Paper and Course, with recommendation for probation or dismissal from the college system
Paper Turned in after 24 hour grace period: -10 points per week
No Paper Turned in: 0 for Assignment
As it is evident in the grading scale it is possible to receive a grade in the negative range. However, since you made the effort of writing the paper, if your work contains many errors that cause multiple deductions, I will stop at the grade of 20.
Sources: All materials that are facts, quotes or ideas not the student’s own must be sourced in the appropriate manner utilizing endnotes or footnotes. If not properly sourced the material could be considered plagiarism. Please note that Wikipedia will not be considered an appropriate source. A primary source is a document or physical object, which was written or created during the specific time under study. It is eyewitness testimony. Some types of primary sources include original documents, creative works, and artifacts. A secondary source analyzes primary sources. These sources are one or more steps removed from the event. Secondary sources are mainly publications (textbooks, magazine articles, non fiction books, encyclopedias). This is extremely important. You must source, if you recall the Grading scale, if you do not source facts, quotes, or ideas not your own, your paper will be deducted 40 points. It costs so much because as mentioned without sourcing your paper can be considered plagiarism. Your Bibliography or Work Cited page is not sourcing. The point of a source is to tell me exactly what page of a book you found the particular fact, quote, or idea not your own to give proper credit to the writer of that work.
Endnotes/Footnotes: There are several different styles such as MLA to write papers with. Style chosen is your preference but be consistent. That being said, there will be no parenthetical citation. The differences between footnotes and endnotes are where you put the information. Footnotes are at the bottom of the page and endnotes will be put at the end on a separate piece of paper that will not count towards your page count. For example this sentence will be referenced with a notation in the text. 1 See below for Example of Footnote. If the source is used multiple times cite the author 2. However if you have multiple books by the same author also put in the specific title of the book.
Quotes: Quotes are what a person directly stated, not what an author wrote. Lincoln said “Four score and seven years ago. If you are using information gained from a book, article, or website; put the information in your own words, then source it.
Bibliography: This is separate from endnotes. You will put the bibliographic information of your sources. The difference between the two is the bibliography is the book you used whereas the footnotes or endnotes is the specific pages that you are getting your information from.
Example: Author, Book/Article Name
Publication City: Publisher/Website, Publication Date
Publication City: Publisher/Website, Publication Date
1 Author, Book/Article Name
(Publication City: Publisher/Website, Publication Date) page numbers
2 Author, new pages
Document Analysis Assignment This exercise in close reading asks you to compare assigned primary sources and substantiate a clear
Document Analysis Assignment
This exercise in close reading asks you to compare assigned primary sources and substantiate a clear argument based on internal evidence:
J. Riis, How the Other Half Lives (https://www.gutenberg.org/files/45502/45502-h/45502-h.htm)
M. Antin, The Promised Land (https://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/antin/land/land.html)
A. Crosland, The Jazz Singer (https://2kmovie.cc/watch-movie/watch-the-jazz-singer-free-5546.5313940)
Answer one of the following questions in 400-500 words:
1. How do Antin and Crosland present the role of religion in the society that European immigrants encountered upon their arrival in the early twentieth century? Do they portray that society as more religious or more secular?
2. Compare the representation of New York’s Lower East Side in Riis’s photojournalism in 1880 and Crosland’s film from the 1920s. Consider both interior and exterior space in finding interesting points of similarity or difference between the two.
3. Compare the views of Riis and Antin on the question of whether and how Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe might integrate into the social and economic life of the United States
• Make sure that your argument appears clearly in the first paragraph.
• Support your argument exclusively with evidence from the assigned texts.
• Consider the entirety of each reading assignment in making your argument –
showcase your grasp of the reading by reaching beyond obvious examples.
Avoid elaborate introductions; get straight to the point.
Do not waste your word allotment on lengthy quotations. Try to break up quotations, and to incorporate them into your own sentences.
Make sure you understand the meaning of every word you choose.
You need not include a title page or an essay title.
You need not use footnotes or endnotes. Whenever you quote from the assigned reading or refer to a specific moment in the text, simply indicate the page # from the original text (rather the pagination of the Reader) in brackets after the quotation or after the closing punctuation of your sentence.
Do not refer to these documents as novels (even though one of them is indeed a work of fiction).
Essays should be double-spaced, proof-read, and submitted by 5 pm on Wednesday March 16.
Late papers will be penalized by one partial grade (e.g., a B becomes a B-). No papers will be accepted after Friday March 18 at 5 pm.
1. answer the question as posed;
2. make a clear argument;
3. provide compelling evidence from the texts;
4. show a good grasp of the texts;
5. are clearly and correctly written.
Pluses and minuses reflect how interesting, original, or insightful the argument is.
B papers do some but not all of the five things listed above
C papers do no more than one of the four things and may show some misunderstanding of the texts or the assigned question
D papers don’t make sense and are sloppy and perfunctory
F papers are not even submitted