I need help on history essay

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Guidelines for the Essay Assignment:


The War on Alcohol: Prohibition and the Rise of the American State

, by Lisa McGirr

Your paper should focus on ONE of the questions below, from McGirr’s book.

1. In what ways was the 18


Amendment (Prohibition) both a conservative and a radical law? How did

religion, immigration, and race play a factor in the support for, and passage of, and enforcement of

the amendment?

2. In

The War on Alcohol

, McGirr looks at two distinct regions: Chicago and Virginia. Choose ONE to

explain how the citizens of that region responded to Prohibition, and how authorities in that region

enforced Prohibition.

3. Explain how the enforcement of Prohibition was different for the upper class and the working class.

How did race play a role?

4. Explain how the prohibition of alcohol lead to the prohibition of illicit drugs in the United States.

How does this help the United States build a “penal state,” as McGirr argues? Do those consequences

still linger today?

Writing the paper:

1. In the upper left hand corner, include your name, class time, and date. This should be

single spaced.

2. Include a title, centered on the page. (DO NOT include a title page)

3. Use 12 point font, left alignment for the main body of your text. The body should be


4. You


include an introduction, no more than one page, and a thesis statement. Here,

you want to introduce the topic, you can use information from the book itself or your

textbook. You can also use outside sources, but the sources MUST be from academic

journals. To find these journal articles, utilize the HCC library webpage. Two good

search engines to find articles are: Academic Search Complete and JSTOR. DO NOT

USE NON-ACADEMIC SOURCES. This means no Wikipedia or similar websites. You

MUST cite your work.

5. You must have a conclusion.

6. Your paper must be at least 5 full pages.

7. Use quotations sparingly, you should have no more than 4 in your paper. Each quotation

MUST be cited.

8. Even if you do not use quotations, you MUST CITE YOUR WORK. At the very LEAST

one citation per paragraph. You can use either MLA style OR Chicago style for your


9. You MUST have a Works Cited page.

10. Check your work for spelling and grammar errors. This will count for 10% of the overall


11. Do your own work!

12. To turn in the paper:

a. Save your paper to your computer or a flash drive. Please have your last name in

the title.

b. Click on the link titled “War on Alcohol Assignment.”

c. Follow the links to upload your paper

d. You may be prompted to register through Turnitin.com

13. DUE: June 30, 2018 by 11:59pm. DEADLINE IS ABSOLUTE.


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