Selecting From an International Issue From 1789-1945, Analyze The US Government’s Involvement In Your Selected Issue and Evaluate The Extent To Which US helped To Either Resolve or Exacerbate Them
You may select from the following:
• War of 1812
• Mexican-American War
• Spanish-American War
Outlines should have:
Thesis with a clear preview of points
Each point in your thesis should be developed further as a main point of your argument
If applicable, use PERSIA to help categorize the points of your thesis (i.e. The causes of the Great Depression were economic, political, and social, including a weak banking system, Mellon’s supply-side economics, and irresponsible consumer spending habits.)
topic sentence for each body paragraph that reiterates one of the points in your thesis (i.e. America’s weak banking system was a major economic cause of the Great Depression)
If you have a clear thesis with a preview of points, topic sentences should be very straightforward to write.
Ideas for historical evidence for each body paragraph
Use the short-answer terms and highlighted terms in your textbook to help you
bullet point ideas on how such evidence argues for the thesis (i.e. supports the thesis)
bullet point ideas for why significant factor/greater relevance
Ideas for showing significance:
Can you connect your ideas to other time periods in history?
Can you link them to other historical events/details to show cause and effect or comparison?
Can you connect your ideas to the bigger picture and relevance to today?