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The Decades Paper. AP US History Ms. Kovacic. Introduction Paragraph. Introduction Introduce the decade chosen Provide a thesis: how can you describe this decade with regards to economics, politics, society and culture.

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The decades paper

The Decades Paper

AP US History

Ms. Kovacic


Introduction paragraph

Introduction Paragraph

  • Introduction

    • Introduce the decade chosen

    • Provide a thesis: how can you describe this decade with regards to economics, politics, society and culture.

      The 1860s was a period of turbulent change as the United States grappled with the issue of slavery, entered a Civil War and suffered the economic repercussions of doing so.


Body paragraphs

Body Paragraphs

  • Three or Four body paragraphs focused on:

    • Politics

    • Economics

    • Society & Culture

  • Body Paragraphs should:

    • Summarize a main theme for each area in your topic sentence.

      • The 1900s was a period of huge cultural and social change as new technology, like the airplane and automobile, were introduced.

    • Explain the artifacts, music, clothing, illustrations, etc. you are using in your presentation to capture this decade and the theme.

      • Provide an explanation for why you chose to include what you did.


Conclusion paragraph

Conclusion Paragraph

  • Conclusion should:

    • Summarize the decade

    • Reflect on the lasting impact of the decade.

    • Shed light on how your understanding of the decade increased doing this project

      The 1860s was a turning point in United States’ history. Within the course of ten years, the United States fought a war pitting brother against brother, ended slavery and entered a new period of defining what equality really means.Describe how your own understanding of the decade changed doing this project.


Bibliography

Bibliography

  • Include a proper MLA, works cited page.

  • Use parenthetical citations within the text of the body paragraphs.

    • Henry Ford’s introduction of the automobile created a new sense of independence for the average American, now able to hop in a car and drive anywhere from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean (Smith 450).

      OR

    • According to Smith, Henry Ford’s introduction of the automobile created a new sense of independence for the average American, now able to hop in a car and drive anywhere from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean (450).


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