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Writing Assignment:
Choose to write a 2 to 3 page paper addressing ONE of these two questions. Your paper should be typed, double-spaced with 1 inch margins, Times New Roman font. Cite your sources using APA format. This assignment is worth 100 points.

You must use a minimum of 3 primary and 3 secondary sources in your paper. If you are unclear on this, please check with me.

See last pages for rubric for the assignment.

1. Analyze the effectiveness of Progressive Era reformers in addressing problems of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In your answer, focus on reform efforts in TWO of the following areas:

State and federal government
The workplace
Living conditions in cities

Recommended online sources to consult include:
http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/papr/west/westhome.html,

http://people.cohums.ohio-state.edu/kerr6/courses/History563/A%20Coal%20Miner%27s%20Work.htm,

http://prohibition.osu.edu/,

http://depts.washington.edu/labhist/strike/,

http://www.chicagohs.org/fire/index.html,

http://www.ilr.cornell.edu/trianglefire/,

http://tenant.net/Community/LES/contents.html,

http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/index.html,

This list includes only a few excellent online primary and secondary source materials. Be sure to expand your search beyond this list. Include books, monographs, and primary materials that you find in the library and online.

2. Analyze the effects of the Vietnam War on TWO of the following in the United States in the period from 1961 to 1975:
The presidency
The population between 18 and 35 years old
Cold War diplomacy

Recommended online sources to consult include:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/psources/ps_tonkingulf.html

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/vietnam/psources/ps_policy.html

http://www.vietnam.ttu.edu/

http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/ho-chi-minh/biography.htm

http://www.digitalhistory.uh.edu/modules/vietnam/index.cfm...
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