Topic: Write an American History timeline. Include what you think were the important events.
The Events MUST: -have taken place in America between 1492-1877
-be significant to American History.
-Consider the questions: What happened? Include the basics. Why were these events important? How did they shape the Era? Why should they be studied?
-Length: 125 words per event.
-Ten events. 10 events only. 1 date = 1 event
Format: DATE including Month, day, and year: event title- i.e. what happened
IMPORTANCE: your short analysis of what happened and why it was important. Each event should be at least 125 words.
1 date 1 event: Do not write:
The beginning of a War and end of a War will be considered just 1 event.
**Do not: write an essay. A timeline means a timeline.
**Do not: use general War events like the Civil War 1861. If you use Wars, include specific start and end dates.
HINT: World War II did not take place in 1492-1877.
***Not 10 events from the same War/ Movement/ Era, etc. If you do all events about 1 Battle/ War/ Movement/ Era, you will not get full credit.
Do not include themes such as all transportation or health issues. Use a WIDE variety of events that shaped this time period.
**Slavery is not an event. A person is not an event. An Act is not an event. The Bill of Rights is not an event. The Constitution is not an event.
-Do include historic analysis and research as to why such an event was important.
-Do include exact dates for events. Colonists coming to America 1600-1700 is not a specific event. The Civil War of 1861 is not an exact date.
-Grammar: be sure not to say I think… Keep I, we, us, our, etc out of formal assignments. Run spell/ grammar check.
-Format: Be sure to add your name to the doc title i.e. ZuponMelindaMFINAL. Include a title page with your name, date, assignment title. Place page numbers on each page. Use Times New Roman- 12 pt. Double space. This is a formal paper. No powerpoints will be accepted. Word .doc formats ONLY.
You MUST include citations and a bibliography.
You should have several citations to help prove your point but not so much that all you are doing is either paraphrasing or stringing quotes together. Do NOT use websites like: Brainscape- Babble- Wikipedia, Thoughtco, Credo, About.com, thebestschools.org, All-that-is-interesting, etc.
Use College level, scholarly sources. Do not use any encyclopedias.
You MUST use more than 1 source.