- The final essay must be 1000-1500 words.
- The essay should be typed, double-spaced, spell and grammar checked, and contain a word count at the end of the essay.
- The essay must have a thesis that responds to the prompt and your thesis must be supported with evidence/examples from the Levine book. Underline your thesis statement in the essay. See the “Thesis Tip Sheet” at the top of this assignment for more help with constructing a thesis.
- Just like for the midterm paper, there should be proper use of MLA parenthetical citations. To get a passing grade on this final essay, there must be citations.
Levine writes, “the original project of the Founding Fathers—to hold together a society half slave and half free—became untenable” by the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861 (Levine 16). What went wrong? Or, in other words, what caused the United States to fracture into a Northern Union and a Southern Confederacy in 1861?
a) When answering the essay prompt, make sure to analyze the primary economic, social, and cultural transformations in the North and South after the American Revolution that help to explain the causes of Civil War.
b) Before writing your essay, make sure to review the introduction, where Levine provides a detailed breakdown of the main argument for the entire book on pp. 14-16.
c) Use specific evidence or examples from the assigned reading to support your thesis.
d) Selectively use quotes. Instead, paraphrase information from the Levine book to support your thesis. However, when if you do use quotes, use SHORT quotes from the reading to support your thesis. Avoid block quotes of more than 2 lines.
Thesis: The thesis statement is specific and debatable. The thesis is not a question, opinion, or statement of fact.
Argument: The thesis statement answers the prompt and the thesis is supported and advanced throughout the essay.
Use of Appropriate and Specific Evidence to Support Thesis: The thesis statement is defended well with appropriate and specific evidence from the Levine book.
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1000-1500 words, double-spaced
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