Thomas Jefferson

Thomas Jefferson

This is the analytical paper is on Thomas Jefferson that requires two scholarly books that are (Appleby, Joyce Oldham. “Thomas Jefferson”, The American presidents American presidents series (Times Books (Firm)), Schlesinger, Arthur M. (Arthur Meier), 1st ed., New York : Times Books, 2003. ISBN: 9780805069242. Frank L. Owsley , Jr, “Filibusters and Expansionists”, Gene A. Smith. Jeffersonian Manifest Destiny,1800-1821. The University of Alabama Press, 2004. ISBN:978-0-8173-8849-2 James B. Conant, “Thomas Jefferson and the Development of American Public Education”, First Edition. published 1962, University of California Press. ISBN: 9780520339033)


analytical paper In this paper, you will analyze a lengthy primary source, something roughly equivalent to a book in length. Avoid sources that are only one or two pages or just a few paragraphs. You may pick any such source in American history from 1492 to 1865, though I must approve your source. Look for your source in one of the online databases or websites linked from the Canvas page called “Primary Sources for your Analytical Paper”, or consult with our librarians, who can help you find reliable sources (both primary and secondary). You must email the title of your potential primary source to me by September 2 at 11:59 P.M. Just as in the response papers, begin by discussing the historical background of the author’s life and the experiences, events, or issues discussed in the source. To do this, you will need to use at least two scholarly books that cover the appropriate time period, person, or topic. You must submit a preliminary bibliography (also known as a works cited page), using either MLA or Chicago style, as a Microsoft Word file that cites the long primary source and your two scholarly books to me via email by September 30 at 11:59 P.M. Your scholarly books must be full-length books with footnotes/endnotes and bibliographies. You may not use websites, encyclopedias, dictionaries, or on-line encyclopedias. Contact me if you have any questions! Use of these sources will result in a one letter-grade deduction to your final paper and you will also lose a letter grade if you do not have the required number of proper sources. I will embed the library guides for our course and for more general research and will post links to the MLA and Chicago guides (for formatting your papers). Guidelines • 5-6 pages, double spaced (title page and bibliography/works cited do not count towards this total). • 1” margins • 12-point, Times New Roman font • Page numbers according to your chosen formatting style. • Formatting: You may use either MLA or Chicago style formatting for citing sources and your bibliography. That means you MUST have BOTH citations in the body of the paper AND a bibliography, properly formatted in either one of these styles. Consult the Purdue Online Writing Lab or the MLA style guide online to learn how to format in MLA style. Our library also has resources for learning how to cite within a paper and how to format a bibliography. • Title of long primary source is due by 11:59 P.M. on 9/2, worth 10 pts. • Preliminary bibliography is due by 11:59 PM on 9/30 as a Microsoft Word file, worth 10 pts. • The first/rough draft (worth 30 pts) of your paper is due by 11:59 P.M. on 10/29 on our Canvas site and the final draft (worth 75 pts) is due by 11:59 P.M. on 11/18 on our Canvas site (also as one Word file). o All first/rough drafts must be submitted to our Canvas site as Microsoft Word files. o Late papers will be accepted at a one letter-grade penalty for each day the paper is late. o Remember, make sure you have the correct number of scholarly books (two), the right type of scholarly books (not websites, encyclopedias, dictionaries, or on-line encyclopedias), that you follow the citation and bibliography format for your chosen style (Chicago or MLA), and that you cite sources in the body of the paper. Also, make sure to submit your paper as one file, including the five to six pages and the bibliography. o Do not just summarize the source! Just as with the shorter pieces analyzed in the response papers, discuss the historical background (be specific and give details), etc. If you have questions about how to investigate and analyze primary sources, please ask. I love to help students learn about doing research! o If the papers are more than a couple of lines too short or too long, if you do not cite any sources, if you do not discuss the historical context, or if you do not discuss what is in the document itself, you will lose significant points. I will mark grammatical and formatting errors, though you will not lose significant points unless the errors are numerous and/or make it difficult to understand what you are saying

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