Why you believe this single event caused such intense disunion within the United States that the country was placed on a trajectory toward the American Civil War.
Provide an insightful and thorough overview of the event and clearly describe how it served as a catalyst for the American Civil War.
Because this is an academic research paper, no personal opinions are to be used. Stay focused on the research.
In-text citations and a reference list are required. A title page and abstract are not.
At least two resources must be cited within the text of your essay and noted on your reference page.
Peer-reviewed resources are preferred, but are not required.
Academically viable Internet resources are permitted, but are supplemental to the two required resources from the CSU database collection.
Required minimum length: 2 pages
Recommended electronic databases to use:
America: History and Life
Academic Search Ultimate
Construct what is known as a 3×5 essay. That means you will write a total of five full paragraphs, three of which will be supporting evidence paragraphs focused on one specific supporting point identified by a clear topic sentence. The other two paragraphs will be the introduction, which comes first and will include your thesis statement, and the conclusion, which comes last and will recap all your main points.
Remember the all-important 5 Ws of information; dive into the details to help present strong content. Remember to always incorporate the 5 Ws of research into your writing: who, what, where, when, and why. All of these are needed in each of your five paragraphs.
Organization is important too! Consider that the essay may have the strongest content available, but if its structure or pace is weak, the content is negatively impacted.