History 111, Essay Two

    By the assigned due dates, students will respond to ONE of the following questions on which to compose a 3-4-page essay (11 or 12-point font, double-spaced).  In addition to using websites, you should also use your textbook or other credible academic sources to help you in your research. You must also some of the sources provided below.  IMPORTANT: You must cite your sources in the text itself and include a works cited section (preferably using MLA format).  The more sources you use (by quoting and analyzing first-hand accounts), the better your essay will likely be.

    Your work must also include the use of at least THREE primary sources, and a works cited page.  You may use some of the sources provided below, but you will also want to use sources you find via internet research, online databases, and libraries. A primary source is a first-hand account of an event.  You can more about what these types of sources are by viewing this website: http://research.library.gsu.edu/primaryhistory

    Prompt One: What was the market revolution? Describe how the American economy developed roughly between 1815 and 1850.  What were the driving factors of this new economy?  How did Americans make their living?  Which American presidents did the most to move this market economy forward?

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