The core assignment of this course is a documented research paper (1500-2000 words in length = approx. 6 – 8 pages double spaced, 12-point font).
Do some preliminary reading on the topic(s). You may begin with the textbook, then further explore the information available. Refine your topic. Summarize your topic, your interest in the topic, the questions you want to answer, and a hypothesis you want to test.
Your research paper may include consideration of problems and solutions, define key terms, or refute arguments against your thesis statement.
- Gather information from a variety of sources. Use a minimum of four (4)sources for your paper, and at least one (1) must be a primary source.
Write the final draft and be sure to include a Works Cited List; be sure to use the correct MLA documentation style
- TOPIC— World War II opened up doors of opportunity for change for American minorities that no event before it had, save for the Civil War. This was especially true for Indians, Mexican-Americans, and Asian-Americans. Each group served in the armed forces. Many took advantage of the GI Bill after the war. Write an essay fully discussing how World War II and the language of freedom and democracy helped to create opportunities for each group, and document the obstacles that still stood in the way of full success for these groups.