Research Paper: Writing Historical Fiction
Students often struggle with History 101 because it is hard to connect what happened in the past with what is going on today. I designed this research paper to be directly applicable to you. “Colonial American history Through My Lens” is a research paper based on your current identity transplanted back to colonial America from the period of pre-colonial until 1877. All laws, events, and research must be contained within this period. No contemporary laws, events, or people!
The Goals of this Paper:
a. Identify primary source documents appropriate to your research.
b. Interpret the application of laws, court cases, and customs.
c. Create an argument and use primary sources to support your claim.
Understand the critical connection of the historical past and how it shapes today’s experiences.
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Last Name 1
Topic: Colonial America History
The history of Cuba begins with the arrival of Christopher Columbus in 1492 with the
discovery of the Americas and invasion of the islands by the Spaniards. As Columbus and the ship
crew steered down west-southwest, they came across a vegetation originating land that came to be
identified as Cuba (Columbus). The indigenous group which had inhabited the island, Ciboney,
Taino, and Guanahatabey, were eliminated following their death from the diseases. Since the
primitive inhabitants of the country had only achieved an equivalent cultural development to the
Neolithic-Mesolithic contrary to the other culture such as Ican and Mayan, it did not leave any
notable tracks. Christopher Columbus claimed and added Cuba as part of Spain. The limited
impact of native groups resulted in the dominance of the Spanish culture, language, institution,
and religion. Upon arrival in the United States as a minority, the life of a typical Cuban woman is
difficult brought about by the Bacon rebellion in Virginia and the three laws, Colony of Virginia
prohibited Catholic settlers of 1642 , the decision of the General Assembly that any child born to
an enslaved woman will also be a slave and Anti-miscegenation 1664.
Last Name 2
Arrival to the United States
Born in Cuba, I arrived in the United States three years ago in pursuit of happiness. As a
female, I envisioned the mythology of the American dream; I am in dire search for a better life,
different from the one I had in Cuba. I am currently an unmarried woman and part of the middleclass socioeconomic status. As part of my Latin cultural background, I firmly believe in
Catholicism, and as such, my religious experience has a substantial impact on my life in the United
States as a foreigner. As a single woman with no kids, I believe that I have the potential to go
against all the odds and achieve a better life. The life of a typical Cuban w...