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HIST. 111 - U.S. 19th Century History - Prof. Vecchio - FALL 2022: Home / Your Assignment

What's in this Guide?

Welcome! This research guide was created for students in Prof. Vecchio's 19th Century U.S. History class.

You have been assigned a research project that requires locating sources about a topic of your choice.

This guide is a customized resource for this particular course and assignment.

The resources on these pages will help you:

  • Find background information on your topic
  • Develop a search strategy
  • Find scholarly research articles using the library databases
  • Find primary source material
  • Evaluate sources
  • Cite your sources using MLA 9 format
  • Avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help
  • Work from home

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Your Assignment

Your project requires you to select a topic from your textbook and write a 5-7 page paper using various sources, including books, journals, magazines, newspapers, online resources, film, and oral sources. You must use  at least 15 sources.

Suggested topics:

  • A Republic in transition
  • Jacksonian democracy
  • The War of 1812
  • Southern slavery
  • The Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • The Spanish American War

These topics are broad, so narrow your topic by focusing on sub-topics. It may help to raise a debatable question on your chosen subject.

You must write a well-developed thesis statement about your topic that should be presented in no less than two paragraphs.

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