How has the civil rights movement since the 1960s sought to achieve social, economic and political equality and freedom in the face of continuous opposition to its evolving objectives?
Your interpretive analysis of this vital question must:
- be 1500-1800 words (approximately 7 double-spaced pages).
- Use at least six outside research sources (see above).
- Use Times New Roman, 12-point font with 1-inch margins.
- Follow the Chicago Manual of Style (Turabian is fine).
- Include footnotes/endnotes.
- Be submitted by the date listed on the Course Schedule.
- Be free of errors in punctuation, grammar, spelling and syntax.
- Definitively and effectively answer the question posed.
- Defend against possible counter arguments.
The essay must be approximately 7 pages in length (1500-1800 words), double-spaced, numbered, include 1 inch margins, use 12 point Arial, Calibri, or Times New Roman, and include a cover page that identifies who you are, the title of the course, the name of your instructor, and state Midterm Essay.
The essay must include footnotes or endnotes and a Works Cited or Bibliography page. The citation style must be Chicago/Turabian. Please consult the link for the Chicago/Turabian style guide at the bottom of this sub-module. The selected sources must be appropriate for an advanced essay topic, the citations must support the assertions made in the exam, and footnotes or endnotes must be used in each instance where detailed explanations would distract from the argument.
The essay should include three main parts—the Thesis/Introduction, Argument, and Conclusion.
The Introduction section should clearly state the thesis within the first 1-2 paragraphs. The thesis must be relevant and appropriate to the argument and demonstrate an accurate and complete understanding of the question(s). It should do more than restate the question(s) and offer a brief response and it should be free of grammar & spelling errors.
The Argument section should incorporate pertinent details from assigned coursework, discussions, and rely on research that goes beyond the outside sources you used in responding to the discussions (at least six new sources). The section must provide relevant historical evidence to support the thesis and the key claims made in the argument as needed. It should maintain focus and avoid getting sidetracked. It should present your answer to the essay question clearly and concisely in an organized manner, and it should be free of grammar & spelling errors.
The Conclusion section should be in the last part of your essay exam within the last 1-2 paragraphs. It should briefly restate the thesis but primarily discuss and focus on the historical implications of your analysis for the essay question. It should also demonstrate insight and understanding regarding the question(s) asked and it should be free of grammar & spelling errors.