Tidewater Community College American Histroy & Great Depression Paper

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THE REQUIREMENTS • The Final Exam covers the assigned course materials in Module III, Module IV, & Module V. • 1200-1500 words – Shorter will be penalized. – Longer is acceptable provided it is because you have a lot to say, not because the exam is poorly written, needs editing, or is full of hot air. • A formal presentation – Word choice and style appropriate to an academic essay – Organized into an introduction (with a clear thesis), main ideas, and a conclusion – A title/cover page with your name, date, title, and the word count of the midterm – 12-point Times Roman font, 1” margins – Double-spaced and proofread to correct grammar, syntax, and spelling • Thesis: The essay must have a clear thesis (your main argument or point) supported by historical evidence from Module III, Module IV, and Module V. – Explain your thesis. Do not simply summarize or describe the textbook or lectures; instead, synthesize the history presented in the last three modules into a unified explanation of what you understand happened (the historical facts) + why you think those facts mattered (the historical significance). • No external sources and tell the story in your own words – Demonstrate your understanding of the course materials by drawing exclusively upon the assigned materials in Module III, Module IV, and Module V. – This is an exam, not a research paper, and the expectations are different. – So let’s keep things simple: explain the history in your own words; do not use quotations or copy what others have written. THE FINAL EXAM QUESTION In a single, unified essay of 1200-1500 words, address the following: How and why has the relationship between the individual American citizen and the government changed from the 1870s through the late 20th century? Discuss as many historical developments as you consider important, but the essay must analyze each of the following: – Industrialization and Immigration – The Women’s Suffrage Movement – The Depression and the New Deal – The Cold War – The Civil Rights Movement – The War in Vietnam – Watergate

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