Research Paper Prompt:
In a 5-7 double-spaced, research paper, describe and analyze the major social, economic, and political forces which contributed to the rise of the Civil Rights movement of the 1950s and 1960s. Your paper should include significant individuals and groups, as well as events and laws which relate to the achievements and setbacks of the movement. Please use the M.L.A. format, both in the text and in your separate Works Cited page, which does not count toward the 5-7 pages.
You must have at least six sources, three of which must be primary (written or created during the time frame in which we are studying). Please separate your primary and secondary sources with a horizontal line in your Works Cited page. You may not use Foner.
Since I am grading you on the quality of research, it is best to use academic sources rather than simple internet sources like history.com. The Reedley online college library has a plethora of sources and I can be of assistance here if you are struggling to find sources. In general, .edu and .org are much more rigorous in their academic standards than .com and .net sources. Books and eBooks are also a great option for quality sources.
The Rough Draft Paper is a part of this research process, and is due on the date indicated on the syllabus before midnight.
This paper is worth 100 points and is due on the date indicated on the syllabus before midnight. I will grade this paper not only on the quality and quantity of your research and historical discussion, but also on the quality of grammar and the M.L.A. format. I will not accept late papers, and there are no research paper rewrites.