Equal Society

 This assignment must complete a 2-3 page (400-600 word) reaction paper that addresses the following questions: In 1776 the founders launched the American Revolution on the concept that everyone enjoyed natural rights such as liberty and equality. By the 1840s, can we say that America was becoming a more or less equal society? Why? Use specific quotes and examples from some of the assigned readings to reinforce your arguments. You do not need to use citations but use quotation marks for all direct quotes. Construct a thoughtful paper that makes use of the assigned readings. This assignment can improve your final grade for the course by up to five points, depending upon the quality of the finished product. Writing Policies: 1. Outside sources are not relevant to this assignment. Show in your understanding of the assigned reading so lecture notes, internet sources, etc. are not really relevant to this assignment. 2. Papers should be typed and double spaced with standard set margins and type. Students without computers may turn in handwritten assignments provided they are neatly drafted and in the range of 400 to 600 words total. To some degree, proper pronunciation and grammar will count in the grade. 3. Papers should contain a respectable number of facts and direct quotes from the assigned course readings. Please use footnotes, endnotes, or in-text citation to document your work. Undocumented facts and quotes raise possible plagiarism issues. 4. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden. According to SHSU policy, plagiarism consists of “the intentional appropriation of the work, be it ideas or phrasing of words, of another without crediting the source.” Plagiarism will be dealt with according to SHSU guidelines and can include failure from the course or more drastic measures. Books used for this class: Joseph J. Ellis, Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation Sean Wilentz, The Rise of American Democracy: Jefferson to Lincoln

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