Topic: To what extent were the goals (political, economic, social) of Reconstruction (1865-1877) regarding African Americans achieved by 1900?
1. All information for essay assignments must come from the textbook and power points ONLY.
• Brinkley, Alan. The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, Vol.2: From 1865. 8th edition. McGraw-Hill: 2014. ISBN# 978-1-259-28475-5
2. All essays must be a minimum of 3 pages….there is no maximum length.
3. All essays must be a minimum of 5 paragraphs (introduction, 3 body paragraphs, conclusion). They may certainly be longer.
4. MLA format throughout. 5. There must always be a complete thesis statement at the end of the introduction. 6. Each paragraph must begin with a topic sentence that refers to one of the points in the thesis statement. 7. 3rd person only! 8. No personal opinions unless specifically instructed. Even, then, the paper must be written in 3rd person. 9. NEVER refer to “this essay” or “this paper” in your essay. 10. When citing historians within the paper – MLA format: (author’s name page number) Example: (McEwan 12)
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