Liberty Challenged in Nineteenth Century America

Assignment 2.1: Liberty Challenged in Nineteenth Century America Thesis and Outline America became a free independent nation.

With the signing of the Treaty of Paris in 1783, the former mother country, England, recognized that its children, the colonies, were now on their own. A constitutional republic was birthed, and thus the challenges began. Slavery, the “Peculiar Institution,” was a monumental issue facing the country. Would it die or would it survive and possibly take a nation divided with it? This sectionalism followed Americans up into the Civil War. Dissect this crisis by addressing parts I and II below.  For the next part of this assignment you will create an outline of the main points you want to address in this paper. This will serve as the basis for your Assignment 2.2 Final Draft.   Part 1:

  1. Write a thesis statement that is one to two (1-2) sentences long in which you:
    1. State your thesis on the significance of this slavery issue, as exemplified in your research. Justify your response.

    For the first part of this assignment you will create a thesis statement. A thesis statement is usually a single sentence somewhere in your first paragraph that presents your main idea to the reader. The body of the essay organizes the material you gather and present in support of your main idea.   Part 2:  For the next part of this assignment you will create an outline of the main points you want to address in this paper. This will serve as the basis for your Assignment 2.2 Final Draft.   2. Write a one to two (1-2) page outline in which you:

  2. Describe two (2) outcomes of the 3/5ths Compromise, Missouri Compromise of 1820, Compromise of 1850, Kansas-Nebraska Act, and the Dred Scott Decision. Note: Be sure to provide two (2) outcomes for each legislation.
  3. Suggest three (3) reasons why slavery was and is incompatible with our political and economic system.
  4. List three to five (3-5) driving forces that led to the Civil War.
  5. Use at least three (3) academic references besides or in addition to the textbook. Note: Wikipedia and other similar websites do not qualify as academic resources.

Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:

  • This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details.

The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:

  • Recognize the main factors that led to America’s early development.
  • Identify and discuss the different ways that the heritages of slavery, the Civil War, and Reconstruction have shaped America’s history.
  • Summarize and discuss the ways that formal policies of government have influenced the direction of historical and social development in the United States.
  • Examine how changes in social and economic conditions and technology can cause corresponding changes in the attitudes of the people and policies of the government.
  • Specify ways that women and minorities have responded to challenges and made contributions to American culture.
  • Use technology and information resources to research issues in American History to 1865.
  • Write clearly and concisely about American History to 1865 using proper writing mechanics.

Strayer Writing Standards: SWS   Writing Assignments  Title Your Work Use Appropriate Formatting Write Clearly Cite Credible Sources Build a Source List

  • …  If your assignment requires a title page, include the assignment title, your name, course title, your professor’s name, and the date of submission on a separate page.
  • …  If your assignment does not require a title page, include the assignment title, your name, course title, your professor’s name, and the date of submission in the header of your document.
  • …  Include page numbers.
  • …  Use 1-inch margins.
  • …  Use Arial, Courier, Times New Roman, or Calibri font style.
  • …  Use 10, 11, or 12 point font size for the body of your text.
  • …  Use either single or double spacing, according to assignment guidelines.
  • …  See assignment guidelines for instructions to format tables/charts/graphs/ images.
  • …  Use appropriate language and be concise.
  • …  Write in active voice when possible. Find tips here.
  • …  Use the point of view ( rst, second, or third person) required by the assignment guidelines.
  • …  Use spelling and grammar check and proofread to help ensure your work is error free.
  • …  Use credible sources to support your ideas/work. Find tips here.
  • …  Cite your sources throughout your work when you borrow someone else’s   words or ideas. Give credit to the authors.
  • …  Add each cited source to the source list at the end of your assignment so that your reader can  nd and reference the original material. (See In-Text Citations section for more details.)
  • …  Don’t forget to cite and add your textbook to the source list if you use it as a source.
  • …  Include a source list when the assignment requires research or if you cite the textbook.
  • …  Type “Sources” centered on the  rst line of the page.
  • …  List the sources that you used in your assignment.
  • …  Organize sources in a numbered list and in order of use throughout the paper. Use the original number when citing a source multiple times.

Strayer University Writing Standards  2  Giving Credit to Authors and Sources When quoting or paraphrasing another source in your writing, you need to give credit by using an in-text citation. An in-text citation includes the author’s last name and the number of the source from the source list. Find tips here.  Option #1: Paraphrasing Rewording Source Information in Your Own Words 

  • ·  Take the source information and rephrase it in your words. Be sure not to repeat the same words of the author.
  • ·  Add a number to the end of your source (which will tie to your source list).
  • ·  Remember, you cannot just replace the words of the original sentence.

Examples ORIGINAL SOURCE “Writing at a college level requires informed research.” PARAPHRASING As Harvey wrote, when writing a paper for higher education, it is critical to research and cite sources (1). When writing a paper for higher education, it is imperative to research and cite sources (Harvey, 1).  Examples ORIGINAL SOURCE “Writing at a college level requires informed research.” QUOTING Harvey wrote in his book, “Writing at a college level requires informed research” (1). Many authors agree, “Writing at a college level requires informed research” (Harvey, 1).  Option #2: Quoting Citing another person’s work word for word 

  • ·  Place quotation marks at the beginning and the end of the quoted information.
  • ·  Add a number to the end of your quote (which matches your source list).
  • ·  Do not quote more than one to two sentences (approximately 25 words) at a time.
  • ·  Do not start a sentence with a quotation.
  • ·  Introduce and explain quotes within the context of your   paper.

Strayer University Writing Standards  3  Source List The source list (which includes the sources that you used in your assignment) is a new page that you will add at the end of your paper. The list has two purposes: it gives credit to the authors that you use and gives your readers enough information to  nd the source without your help. Build your source list as you write.  Setting Up the Page Building a Source List Source List Elements AUTHOR Examples Michael Harvey In the case of multiple authors, only list the  rst.  · Type “Sources” at the top of a new page. · Include a numbered list of the sources you used in your paper. (the numbers indicate the order in which you used them). A well-researched assignment has at least as many sources as pages. 1. Use the number one (1) for the  rst source used in the paper, the number two (2) for the second source, and so on. 2. Use the same number for a source if you use it multiple times. · Ensure each source includes four parts: author or organization, publication date, title, and how to  nd it. If you have trouble  nding these details, then re- evaluate the credibility of your source. · Use the browser link for a public webpage.  · Look for a permalink tool for a webpage, which requires logging in, such as the Strayer Library. · Write a comment instructing your readers how to  nd all sources that do not have a browser link or a permalink.  PUBLICATION DATE 2013 This is not the same as copyright date, which is denoted by ©  TITLE The Nuts & Bolts of College Writing  HOW TO FIND http://libdatab.strayer.edu/login?url=http:// search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct =true&db=nlebk&AN=590706&site=eds- live&scope=site   How it Will Look in Your Source List  1. Michael Harvey, 2013, The Nuts & Bolts of College Writing, http://libdatab.strayer.edu/login?url=http://search. ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=590706&site=eds-live&scope=site  Strayer University Writing Standards 4   Sample Source List 

  1. Michael Harvey, 2013, The Nuts & Bolts of College Writing, http://libdatab.strayer.edu/login?url=http://search.   ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=590706&site=eds-live&scope=site
  2. William R. Stanek, 2010, Storyboarding Techniques chapter in Effective Writing for Business, College and Life, http:// libdatab.strayer.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=nlebk&AN=359141&site=e ds-live&scope=site&ebv=EB&ppid=pp_23
  3. Zyad Hicham, 2017, Vocabulary Growth in College-Level Students’ Narrative Writing, http://libdatab.strayer.edu/ login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edsdoj&AN=edsdoj.9b7fad40e529462bafe3a936 aaf81420&site=eds-live&scope=site
  4. Anya Kamenetz, July 10, 2015, The Writing Assignment That Changes Lives, https://www.npr.org/sections/ ed/2015/07/10/419202925/the-writing-assignment-that-changes-lives
  5. Brad Thor, June 14, 2016, The Best Writing Advice I Ever Got, http://time.com/4363050/brad-thor-best-writing-advice/
  6. Karen Hertzberg, June 15, 2017, How to Improve Writing Skills in 15 Easy Steps, https://www.grammarly.com/blog/ how-to-improve-writing-skills/
  7. Roy Peter Clark, 2008, Writing Tools: 55 Essential Strategies for Every Writer
  8. C.M. Gill, 2014, The Psychology of Grading and Scoring, Essential Writing Skills for College & Beyond
  9. ABC Company’s Policy & Procedures Committee, Employee Dress and Attendance Policy, this is a policy in my of ce
  10. Henry M. Sayre, 2014, The Humanities: Culture, Continuity and Change Vol 1, this is the HUM111 textbook
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