Paper Assignment: How Successful was Reconstruction in securing the right of the formerly enslaved? Form: Research paper
Textbook: Alan Brinkley, Unfinished Nation – latest edition. Note: Any act of plagiarism will result in a zero for the assignment and disciplinary action. A second confirmed act of plagiarism will merit removal from the class.
Instructions: Step 1, gather evidence (statistics, events, and examples) from your textbook and class lectures concerning Reconstruction and its relation to African American rights from the end of the Civil War to the later 1800s.
Step 2, analyze the evidence. Write what YOU find to be the most significant evidence to the question of how successful Reconstruction was for African Americans. Note that “success” is a relative term, and that essentially no event is totally successful or totally a failure. Be specific with your evidence in describing what worked well, what did not, and why.
Communicate your findings honestly to yourself and others. Write a three-page paper (around 1,500 words) showing your conclusions from your analyses, and the copious evidence (statistics, events, and examples) that led you to those conclusions. Then go to the “Course Work” tab, select “Assignments,” and submit your paper in the appropriate folder.
Your paper should include an introduction, a body, and a conclusion. Also, support your answers with the course’s readings and at least two scholarly journal articles. The article’s purpose is to support your positions, claims, and observations, in addition to your textbook. Sources ProQuest and EBSCOhost are great sites to find resources. Also, write in a concise and logical, using excellent grammar and style techniques. Additionally, the quality of your writing dictates grading criteria. On the other hand, if you use direct quotes from books or articles, place the words you copied (use parenthesis) and cite them in-line. Also, only use sources within the five-year range.
The quotes should be complete sentences (no more, less) and should be incorporated in your essay to illustrate your ideas. Please, cite your sources in a clickable reference list at the end. Also, do not copy without providing proper attribution (quotation marks and in-line citations). Also, write an essay format, not in bullet form, numbering, or another list format. It would be best if you use your own words. Lastly, proofread your work and run it through Grammarly for thorough confirmation.