The Term Paper Topic will be chosen from an available list of acceptable topics provided in the Content area. You must devise 3-4 sentences that include the following details:

  • The chosen topic
  • A specific focus (i.e., voting rights for women or voting rights for African Americans)
  • A thesis statement that includes a historical argument (information on thesis statements is covered in Rampolla)
  • A description of how your research will be relevant to the topic you’ve chosen as it appears in the course (i.e., immigration during the time period of 1877-now, not prior to that)

Additionally, include a preliminary bibliography (sources that you are basing your argument on at this point). Ideally, you can do this in a paragraph or two (about a page)