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[Find a video lecture about this assignment in the Module 6 folder.] Building up
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[Find a video lecture about this assignment in the Module 6 folder.] Building upon your previous research reports, compose an essay of 800-1,000 words responding to the following prompt: Analyze how your chosen social movement shaped, or was shaped by, twentieth century U.S. history. Use secondary sources (the article you analyzed in the Module 3 research report and textbook readings assigned throughout the semester), as well as the primary source you analyzed in the Module 5 research report, to formulate a thesis and offer supporting evidence. Find the grading rubric for the final essay here. Note that you are required to cite your sources in this essay. Find information about how to cite your sources here. Here is how your essay should be structured: Paragraph 1 Introduction that begins broadly and ends with your thesis statement. This paragraph should summarize ideas and evidence you will present in the rest of your essay, which will be based on findings from your Module 3 and Module 5 research reports. The thesis statement (underlined below) should feature your own argument/interpretation of facts and demonstrate analytical thinking. For more information about how to construct a thesis, refer to assigned readings and my Module 4_1 lecture on the topic. For background on analytical thinking, see assigned readings from Module 1. SAMPLE INTRO PARAGRAPH: United States history has been shaped by individuals and groups fighting for causes, rights, and power. Throughout the twentieth century, military veterans, who consistently struggled for recognition and rewards, constituted an example of such a movement. In some moments, the government provided generous benefits such as free college tuition and health care, but in others, benefits were severely cut or limited. Postwar economic and social climates played key roles in shaping the nature of veterans’ demands, and the public and political reaction to them. Paragraph 2 Review of the history of the social movement – drawing from the encyclopedia article and the Module 3 research report. Be sure to incorporate ideas based on the feedback I provided on your Module 3 research report. Note that this paragraph should contain at least one footnote in Chicago 18th style – with a citation for the encyclopedia article you are discussing. You may also include information from – and cite – The American Yawp. SAMPLE TOPIC SENTENCE: Scholars note that a veterans’ rights movement has existed since at least the eighteenth century, though the issues, ideas, and tactics that shape it have changed over time. Here, and throughout the essay, interior sentences of paragraphs should follow the roadmap laid out in the topic/first of the paragraph sentence. In this case, I would follow the above sentence with a sentence or two explaining the early roots of veterans’ activism, then have a few sentences on the main issues of focus, and the main ideas/arguments made by participants in the movement. I would also discuss tactics used by veterans’ rights activists at key moments like World War II and the war in Vietnam, i.e. lobbying in Congress for legislation, organizing mass protests to draw attention to poor treatment, etc. Remember, your topic sentence explains the main idea of the paragraph to come – the argument you will prove with the supporting evidence you provide. All topic sentences serve as “mini-arguments” that should relate to your introduction/thesis. Paragraph 3 Analysis of the background, content, and intention of the primary source you examined in the Module 5 research report, connecting it with the social movement history discussed in Paragraph 2, and the essay thesis statement. Note that this paragraph should draw from #1-2 of your Module 5 research report. It should contain a footnote to the primary source in Chicago 18th SAMPLE TOPIC SENTENCE FOR PARAGRAPH 3: A New York Times article from 1923 offers perspective about how the media typically represented the veterans’ rights movement in the 1920s. Written by XX, the article notes that XXX... Here, you are focusing on the “who, what, when, where” of the source – describing when it was created, who wrote it, and its main points. Feel free to include a quote or two from the source. Paragraph 4 Analysis of connections between the primary source, the encyclopedia article, and the broader historical context. Note that this paragraph should draw from #3-4 of your Module 5 research report. It should contain a footnote to the primary source with proper citation information. It should also provide a broader context for the source and its time period via at least one footnote (formatted in Chicago 18th style) to the American Yawp. SAMPLE PARAGRAPH 4: The 1923 New York Times article highlights how activism and debates focused on veterans’ benefits can be shaped by social and economic circumstances. Those who had served in the U.S. military during World War I, like their counterparts who had fought in the Civil War and Spanish-American War, faced economic and health challenges upon returning home and demanded assistance from their government. In the 1920s – in the immediate aftermath of war – the government proved willing to extend benefits like health care and pension payments. During the Great Depression of the 1930s, however, as the economy collapsed, generosity towards veterans decreased. In 1932, veterans would march on Washington in the so-called Bonus March, demanding immediate pay so they could care for themselves and their families. President Herbert Hoover reacted with hostility, as he mobilized military officials to clear former service members from outdoor areas near the Capitol. As the prosperity of the 1920s gave way to the Great Depression of the 1930s, veterans shifted from lobbying for legislation to participating in mass protests, Over the same period, the government and general public became less receptive of veterans’ demands. Paragraph 5 Conclusion, reiterating and fortifying your thesis/argument by making strong connections between the ideas presented throughout the essay. SAMPLE CONCLUSION PARAGRAPH: Throughout the twentieth century, the economic and social circumstances of the postwar United States shaped demands from military veterans and how policy makers and the public reacted to those demands. Veterans were particularly successful at winning entitlements when the economy was healthy and the general public viewed wars favorably. But at other moments – such as during the Great Depression and the years after the unpopular war in Vietnam – perspectives of veterans and their rights to special benefits were less favorable. While veterans’ demands, and perceptions of them fluctuated over time, it is certain that former service members would not have access to the entitlements they enjoy today without the activism of the past century. PLEASE FOLLOW INSTRUCTIONS; I NEED AN A ON THIS PAPER!!! If you have any questions to clarify the intructions or if you need other docments or pdf's then message me please. Module 3 Research Paper: Sexuality AMH2020 Module 5 Research Paper: Sexuality and Capitalism Encyclodpedia Article: SocialMovementSexualityAccess

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