HIST 117 GCC Reconstruction Achieved in American History Exam

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Final Historical Forces Paper

Final Historical Forces Paper

CriteriaRatingsPts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeCENTRAL ARGUMENTThe Central Argument is your thesis statement. It should come at the end of your introductory paragraph.

The Introduction paints broad strokes, that is, it literally introduces the reader to your paper's topic and builds up steam to *wham!* hit your reader with a strong argumentative thesis on the paper topic (make sure your thesis statement does not merely summarize the topic; the introductory paragraph does this).

The thesis statement is your reader's compass so make sure you relate your topic sentences to the thesis in order that your reader not get lost.

60.0 to >54.0 pts

Excellent

Strong thesis argument that addresses the scope of the material covered in class, and takes into account the particular historical era. The thesis takes a strong argumentative stance and makes the argument give the historical evidence -- it gives a historical reason or explanation in its argument.

54.0 to >48.0 pts

Good

Good thesis argument that addresses the scope of the material covered in class, but could be more specific and/or more inclusive of the particular historical era. The thesis makes an argumentative stance that is weak and may not make the argument given the historical evidence. The historical reason or explanation is weak.

48.0 to >42.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Thesis argument is topical, or is lacking altogether. The thesis summarizes the topic or examples, and does not make connections between the examples themselves. In other words, the thesis does not provide a historical reason or explanation in its argument.

42.0 to >36.0 pts

Poor Effort

Lacks a thesis argument.

36.0 to >0.0 pts

Failed Effort

“Below Average” and lacking even more in substantive content.

0.0 pts

Zero

Earned by a student who cheats or chooses not to turn in the paper.

60.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeHISTORICAL EVIDENCEThe historical evidence is all the pertinent examples from this course: class lectures, and primary and secondary readings for the RWs and small and class group discussions. Remember that no outside sources are allowed in this course. You use the evidence to support what YOU say by footnoting at the end of that sentence. Long quoted texts are discouraged -- I want to know what YOU think about the history. Use the sources as a way to show your reader that you've done your due diligence by reading all of this material, that you have come to your conclusion by reading the history of a particular era; you can do this by footnoting all pertinent sources. For example, if you want to footnote 3 sources following your explanation about colonial economic prosperity, do so in 1 footnote, using semicolons to separate the source citations.

50.0 to >45.0 pts

Excellent

Provides plenty of examples from lectures and/or primary and secondary source readings. The examples support the thesis.

45.0 to >40.0 pts

Good

Provides some examples from lectures and/or primary and secondary source readings. The examples support the thesis.

40.0 to >35.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Provides few examples from lectures and/or primary and secondary source readings. The examples are topic-related, but do not support a thesis argument.

35.0 to >30.0 pts

Poor Effort

Does not provide any examples from lectures and/or primary and secondary readings.

30.0 to >0.0 pts

Failed Effort

“Below Average” and lacking even more in substantive content.

0.0 pts

Zero

Earned by a student who cheats or chooses not to turn in the paper.

50.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeESSAY ORGANIZATIONThe essay has a clear structure that helps the reader understand the thesis argument and the direction of proving that argument through evidentiary support. Topic sentences, body paragraphs, and the Conclusion will be considered in this assessment.

40.0 to >36.0 pts

Excellent

Topic sentences (sub-theses) support the thesis. Body paragraphs explain topic sentences with evidence. The concluding paragraph restates the thesis and sums up the main points of the essay.

36.0 to >32.0 pts

Good

Topic sentences (sub-theses) address the topic, but not the thesis. Body paragraphs explain topic sentences with some evidence or provide evidence on the essay topic. The concluding paragraph is also topical.

32.0 to >28.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Lacks topic sentences (sub-theses). Body paragraphs do not provide evidence on the essay topic. The concluding paragraph is topical.

28.0 to >24.0 pts

Poor Effort

Lacks topic sentences (sub-theses). Body paragraphs do not provide any evidence. The concluding paragraph is topical.

24.0 to >0.0 pts

Failed Effort

“Below Average” and lacking even more in substantive content.

0.0 pts

Zero

Earned by a student who cheats or chooses not to turn in the paper.

40.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeOVERALL WRITINGYou don't have to be Shakespeare to write well -- make your ideas and sentences clear. This is not to stifle your writing style. At the most fundamental level, your writing has to communicate effectively to the reader. Just make sure you don't try to fancy-up your essay because you think your professor will like it. Keep it nice and simple. Avoid using contracted verbs such as "it's" or "can't" in a formal college essay. Proofread your essay for spelling and grammatical errors.

20.0 to >18.0 pts

Excellent

The essay is clear and easy to follow. Spelling and grammar have been checked.

18.0 to >16.0 pts

Good

Most parts of the essay are clear and easy to understand. Spelling and grammar have been checked.

16.0 to >14.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Some parts of the essay are not clear and difficult to understand. Spelling and grammar have not been checked.

14.0 to >12.0 pts

Poor Effort

The essay is not clear and difficult to understand. Spelling and grammar have not been checked.

12.0 to >0.0 pts

Failed Effort

“Below Average” and lacking even more in substantive content.

0.0 pts

Zero

Earned by a student who cheats or chooses not to turn in the paper.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomePART 1Part 1 is essentially your first paragraph minus the sources you will use in the body paragraphs. The Introductory paragraph presents the historical topic, historical lens and then finally, at the end, the thesis statement.

20.0 to >16.0 pts

Excellent

All four questions have been fully addressed.

16.0 to >12.0 pts

Good

Three of the questions are fully addressed. One is a weak response or incomplete.

12.0 to >8.0 pts

Needs Improvement

Two of the questions are fully addressed. Two are weak responses or incomplete.

8.0 to >4.0 pts

Poor Effort

One of the questions are fully addressed. Three are weak responses or incomplete.

4.0 to >0.0 pts

Failed Effort

Four of the responses are weak or incomplete.

0.0 pts

Zero

Earned by a student who cheats or chooses not to turn in the paper.

20.0 pts

This criterion is linked to a Learning OutcomeFOLLOWS INSTRUCTIONS1. Footnotes used for citations.
2. No long quotes.
3. No verb contractions.
4. Double-spaced and within page limits.
5. Addresses paper prompt.

10.0 pts

Excellent

All instructions followed.

0.0 pts

Zero

Incomplete.

10.0 pts

Total Points: 200.0

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Running head: HIST 117 HISTORICAL FORCES PAPER

Hist 117 Historical Forces Paper
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Part 1

Description of the topic of the paper
This paper would discuss the Reconstruction achieved in American history. When the
Reconstruction started in 1865, American was broken after it had just finished the Civil War 1.
Reconstruction was an era of putting pieces back together. It was a point where America tried to
become a complete running country. The memory of significant deaths lingered in everyone's
minds, and it turned into hatred and sometimes courage and strength. The South was weak in terms
of economic and political existence, and it searched for ways to regain its position. Various
political leaders took the stage; everyone had their own Reconstruction plans where each perceived
their ideas to be the correct ones. Abraham Lincoln's plan was very open and was intended for a
reunion. A percentage of ten voters were required to rejoin a state, and they were required to accept
the slave's emancipation and swearing loyalty to the Union. After Lincoln leaders came and went,
each of them had plans for the country.
The Considered Political forces in history focused on the paper
As a nation, the United States has gone through various political changes throughout her
lifetime2. Leaders have come, and they have gone with all of them having different political plans
and objectives for the country's future, as history follows its course. However, most of the
''revolutionary movements'' have ended. One such movement was the Reconstruction, which was
an era in America that consisted of various leaders, accomplishments, and goals. However, just
like any other things in life, Reconstruction came and it ended, but the resulting outcome was

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Richter, W. L. (1996). The ABC-CLIO companion to American reconstruction, 1862-1877
Simms, H. H. (1962). Reconstruction: After the Civil War (review). Civil War History, 8(3),
347–348
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Running head: HIST 117 HISTORICAL FORCES PAPER

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considered both a failure and success. Considering African American people achieved recognition
by the other race and received some small level of acceptance, such as laws developed to protect
their rights, Reconstruction was a success.
Primary Sources used to Support my Argument


Richter, W. L. (1996). The ABC-CLIO companion to American Reconstruction,



Simms. (1962). Reconstruction: After the Civil War (review). Civil War History,



Trefousse. (1982). Ordeal by Fire: The Civil War and Reconstruction
My historical argument and thesis argument

Even if the Reconstruction period came and passed, I think the revolutionary movement
was a step in the right direction even if it was not completely a success3. The Reconstruction made
sure that laws that concerned African Americans were developed. Even if the laws were not strictly
followed, they protected African American rights. If it were not for the Reconstruction, the 14th
and 15 amendments, Civil rights movements would not have gotten the bravery and strength to
fight for their rights. The Reconstruction had many failures; but, in the eyes of the few, it was
perceived as a turning point for African American history. The African Americans gained hope
that someday they would regain their rights which were abolished during the Jim Crow laws after
the Reconstruction was revoked. So seeing things in this perspective signifies that the
Reconstruction was a success.
Part 2
Scholars have held a strong garment for long that Reconstruction was tragic4. They see it
tragic because Reconstruction failed after several attempts. The Reconstruction started in 1863,

3

Simms, H. H. (1962). Reconstruction: After the Civil War (review). Civil War History, 8(3),
347–348
4
Richter, W. L. (1996). The ABC-CLIO companion to American reconstruction, 1862-1877

Running head: HIST 117 HISTORICAL FORCES PAPER

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initiated by Abraham Lincoln, who had critical plans to create a government in the South, which
was to be loyal to the Union. Lincoln was to grant Pardon to many confederates if they would
support the abolition of slavery. However, Lincoln did not mention a...


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