Evaluate the statement: “American military action 1898-1920 was intended to make the world a more democratic place for all people.” Do you think the statement is absolutely true, absolutely false, or somewhere in between?

Each essay should have:

1. a thesis statement that answers the question

2. three specific examples from at least two different units. Examples should come from course resources: textbook chapters, modules, or discussions.

3. a citation for each example, in parentheses at the end of the sentence.

Essay options:

Evaluate the statement: “American military action 1898-1920 was intended to make the world a more democratic place for all people.” Do you think the statement is absolutely true, absolutely false, or somewhere in between? Explain using examples from specific events, primary sources, etc. from history. Your answer should have a thesis statement that answers the question and use three specific examples from our class lectures, readings, and/or activities to support your ideas.

Book (Give Me Liberty) by Eric Foner volume 2 5th edition

How do I cite?

Here are some examples. Parenthetical citations are ok:

The textbook: The textbook says that African Americans were promised forty acres and a mule (Foner, p. 535).

The modules: Prof. Heisser says “gilded” means covered with gold (Heisser 4.1).