This assignment addresses the following outcomes:
- Using a historical perspective and evidence, plan and write an argument that highlights the major political positions of the election of 1800. (CO#2, CO#7/History Program Outcome 1)
In this paper, you will write an editorial urging your readers to vote a particular way in the election of 1800.
You are either a Federalist or a Republican newspaper editor in 1800. Write an editorial of 3 pages (750 words) explaining:
- In light of the campaign issues, why should voters support your party’s platform and its candidates?
- Why does your candidate best represent the principle of faithfulness to the Constitution?
In the 1700s/1800s, newspapers were typically owned by a member of a particular party; you will not have to worry about arguing objectively, but be sure that your argument reflects the arguments of the late 1700s/early 1800s and not a perspective we might hold today.
While this is to be written in the form of an editorial, this class assignment requires citations/footnotes and a reference list of sources used (including internet sources) in APA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or Chicago/Turabian (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. format.
Conducting independent research for this assignment will help you learn the research skills necessary for your final project.
You must include at least one outside primary or secondary source beyond the course readings for this week. It can be either a scholarly secondary source from the Excelsior College Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or a primary source from the Excelsior College Library (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. or from this list of pre-approved primary source websites in US History (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site.. You should NOT use non-scholarly websites such as Wikipedia. If you have questions about finding appropriate sources, please contact your instructor.
For help on locating appropriate sources consult the following Library resources:
Compose your work in a .doc or .docx file type using a word processor (such as Microsoft Word, etc.) and save it frequently to your computer. For those assignments that are not written essays and require uploading images or PowerPoint slides, please follow uploading guidelines provided by your instructor.
Check your work and correct any spelling or grammatical errors. When you are ready to submit your work, click “Upload Submission.” Enter the submission title and then click on “Select a file to upload.” Browse your computer, and select your file. Click “Open” and verify the correct file name has appeared next to Submission File. Click on “Continue.” Confirm submission is correct and then click on “Accept Submission & Save.”
This course has Turnitin fully integrated into the course dropbox. This means that you should only submit your assignments to the dropbox below. Please do not submit your assignment directly to Turnitin.com.
Once submitted, your assignment will be evaluated by Turnitin® automatically. You will be able to view an Originality Report within minutes of your first submission that will show how much of your work has been identified as similar to other sources such as websites, textbooks, or other student papers. Use your Originality Report as a learning tool to identify areas of your assignment that you may not have cited appropriately. You may resubmit your assignment through this dropbox as many times as you need to check to see if you have made improvements, until the due date of the assignment. However, once you have made your first submission, you will need to wait 24 hours after each subsequent submission to receive a new Originality Report. Plan accordingly as you draft your assignment. Once the due date has passed, your assignment submission will be considered final.
This assignment will be graded using the Writing Rubric located on the Course Rubrics page within the Start Here section of the course. Please review the rubric prior to beginning your work so that you ensure your submission meets the criteria in place for this assignment. This assignment is worth 10% of your final course grade.