Guidelines: 4 to 5 pages in length



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US Honors I

Research Assignment


Directions: Complete a four to five page paper on one the topics listed below. Your paper must follow all of the guidelines bellow.
Guidelines:


  • 4 to 5 pages in length




  • 12 point font size




  • Times New Roman




  • Double Spaced




  • Use MLA Format




  • Citations throughout text to support writing & key facts







  • Organized




  • Grammatically correct


Topics:
Revolution of 1800 Jacksonian Democracy/ Election 1828
Barbary Pirates Sectional Conflict & Jacksonian America

Marshall & the Supreme Court Tariff Crisis- South Carolina Nullification Crisis
The Louisiana Purchase Trail of Tears
Foreign Policy / War of 1812 Annexation of Texas

Various Battles – War of 1812 Mexican War
Treaty of Ghent Manifest Destiny- Various Topics

Economic Crisis During the Era of Good Feelings
Sectional Conflict – Era of Good Feelings Walt Whitman
Monroe Doctrine 1823 Henry David Thoreau / Transcendentalism

Election of 1824 Abolition

Women’s Rights Movement – 19th Century

Wounded Knee 1890

Term Paper Rubric Bryant

60-54





  • Citation throughout work to support writing & key points







  • Writer’s knowledge of the subject is strong




  • Grammatically correct with transitions between paragraphs




  • MLA Format / Works Cited

53-47

  • Consistent, developed thesis (not immediately clear); well organized, well written, and focused on the question




  • Citation throughout work to support writing & key points




  • Utilizes a variety of resources: books, academic journals, periodical, online databases, and primary sources




  • Writer’s knowledge of the subject may be weak or vague







  • Grammatically correct with transitions between paragraphs




  • MLA Format / Works Cited

(some mistakes)

46-40

  • Partially, developed thesis (not immediately clear); acceptable organization, lacks focus on the question




  • Limited use of citation




  • Limited variety of resources: books, academic journals, periodical, online databases, and primary sources




  • Writer’s knowledge of the subject is weak




  • Lacks ability to organize and present information in a cohesive style




  • Minor grammatically errors with transitions between paragraphs




  • Some errors in MLA & Works Cited

39-33




  • Does not utilizes a variety of resources: books, academic journals, periodical, online databases, and primary sources






  • Not effectively organized /Grammatically incorrect




  • Ineffective use of MLA & Works Cited



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