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Background: When World War I ended in 1918, Americans welcomed what they hoped would be a return to normalcy. The decades that followed, however, are ones which would rarely be described as normal in comparison to what came before or after. After World War I ended and through the 1920s, a struggle ensued within the American nation regarding how best to define the nation’s essential character. Groups like the revived Ku Klux Klan fought a rearguard action to define nationhood solely in terms of white skin and Protestant religion against secularists, Catholics, flappers, “New Negroes,” and others who challenged the traditional order. Immediately thereafter, the New Deal implemented in response to the Great Depression revolutionized the role of the federal government in lives of the American people, in ways that many Americans believed violated the basic tenets of the Constitution—and others believed were not radical enough. Taken together, the decades from 1920 to 1940 may have transformed the American nation more than any other comparable time period.

Required sources:

Primary sources:

Recommended sources:

  • The Twentiesin the Films on Demand database.
  • Proletarians of the North: A History of Mexican Industrial Workers in Detroit and the Midwest, 1917-1933.

Pick an event from World War I through the 1920s and a corresponding primary source* that you can use in your Final Paper. Use theCredibility: Critical Thinkingvideo and the Library of Congress primary source analysis tool to help you as you think about the primary source. Explain in at least 250 words

  • Why you think the event was important and how it relates to your Final Paper topic.
  • What the primary source you chose tells you about this topic.
  • What it does not tell you.

*Note: Remember that a primary source is an artifact or document created at the time of an event or by someone who personally witnessed the event. You may choose a primary source from this list or you may find one on your own.
Your initial post should be at least 250 words in length. Support your claims with examples from the required material(s) and/or other scholarly resources, and properly cite any references.

Reference point

Final Paper Preparation is due Wednesday.
This assignment will prepare you for the Final Paper by initiating the research process and helping you map out specific events and developments, which you will explore in depth in your paper. Review the instructions for the Final Paper laid out in Week Five before beginning this project. Note that for the Final Paper you will need to discuss at least six specific events or developments related to your chosen topic

For this assignment, you will choose a specific group (Native Americans, African Americans,women, or immigrants) and six (or more) related events and developments that affected their lives. Three of these events/developments must be from the years 1865-1920 and three of these events must from the years 1920-present. You will then find at least two primary sources and four other sources for a total of six sources in addition to your textbook. A maximum of two of your sources can be videos. Any sources that are not primary sources or videos must be scholarly sources from the Ashford University Library.

Please remember that primary sources are documents or artifacts that were created at the time of a historical event or by someone who personally experienced a historical event. Primary sources can be newspaper or magazine articles, books, letters, speeches, photographs, oral histories, paintings, or any other record of a historical event.

For this assignment:

  • State your thesis.*
  • Write one page identifying and explaining the events that you plan to discuss in your Final Paper.
  • Create an annotated bibliography with a short (one to two paragraphs) annotation for each source.**
  • You must use at least six sources other than the textbook to support your claims.
  • You must use at least two primary sources.
  • You may use no more than two videos.
  • Properly cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the references page.
  • Be three pages in length and formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center.

*Thesis statement: Your thesis should be a one- or two-sentence summary of the main conclusions that you drew while researching your topic and that you will support in your paper by constructing a logical argument based on evidence (sources).

**Annotated Bibliography: To create an annotated bibliography, list each source in full APA reference format. Then, beneath each source write a one- or two-paragraph explanation of the important information in the source and how you plan to use it in your paper. The annotations must be in your own words. It is not acceptable to copy and paste the abstract or any other text. You must have annotations for all six sources.


The paper must be three pages in length and formatted according to APA style.

Final Paper is due in two weeks
Understanding history can be more difficult than many people imagine. Historians concern themselves not only with what happened but with why it happened. They analyze and assess a variety of sources, including primary sources (ones created during the time period the historian is examining) and secondary sources (ones written by other historians after the period), to create their own interpretations of the past. For the Final Paper, students will not only learn about the past, but also experiment with the interpretive, analytical methodologies of the historian.

Choose from one of the topics below and review its history from 1865 to the present. Select six specific events or developments that span the years covered by this course, based on their impact on the topic and write a thesis. Your thesis should summarize the main conclusions that you drew while researching your topic and that you will support by creating a logical argument based on evidence (sources). In your paper, make sure to connect each of the events or developments you have chosen back to your main thesis

For example, a paper about African Americans might choose the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Power Movement as two of its events. In that case, the paper would provide basic information about the two movements. It would explain what each one revealed about the role of African Americans in broader American society in, respectively, the 1920s and the late 1960s, explain how and why the roles of African Americans in the 1920s differed from their roles in the late 1960s, and explain how events in the 1920s may have contributed to developments in the later decade.

Choose one of the following topics:

  • Native Americans
  • African Americans
  • Immigrants
  • Women

The paper must be four to five pages in length and must be formatted according to APA style as outlined in the Ashford Writing Center. The paper must include an introduction, a thesis statement, and a conclusion that synthesizes and summarizes the findings of the body paragraphs. You must use at least six scholarly sources other than the textbook to support your claims. Of the six scholarly sources, at least two must be primary sources and at least four must be from the Ashford University Library. Many sources have been provided for you throughout the course; feel free to use those in your paper. Cite your sources within the text of your paper and on the reference page. For information regarding APA, including samples and tutorials, visit the Ashford Writing Center.

The paper

  • Must begin with an introductory paragraph that has a succinct thesis statement.
  • Must address the topic of the paper with critical thought.
  • Must end with a conclusion that reaffirms your thesis.
  • Must use at least six scholarly resources, including a minimum of two primary sources (such as those within the course). You may use a maximum of two videos.
  • Must document all sources in APA style.
  • Must include a separate reference page, formatted according to APA

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