All papers must be in proper academic format, either MLA or Turabian (Chicago Style). However, Turabian is heavily preferred by me since it is more efficient and aesthetically pleasing. It is very easy to do and you can use YouTube for tutorials. I have a couple videos attached at the bottom already. I will edit your rough drafts if you send them to me enough time before the due date. I have a May extended due date for when the assignment closes because that allows for rewrites. I expect your final draft to be turned in on the main due date.

Plagiarism will not be tolerated. I define plagiarism as any more than 3 words taken in a row from a source, even if you cite it. Big words not like and or the.

Bellizzi – History 17A

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Assignment #1 200 Points

Guidelines for essay: should be 3 to 5 pages, particulars are in the syllabus.

Essay Question: How successful was las Casas at stopping the mistreatment of Native Americans?

These are some questions you should ask yourself:

Was he successful in the short term? The long term?

How do you measure success as it relates to the question?

Can success vary by region of the Americas?

Essays should begin with an introduction that contains general information about the topic. Your thesis statement should be one to two sentences at the end of your introduction or it can be a small stand-alone paragraph after the introduction. While it may seem difficult, remember, not only should you have enough evidence, you also can write about how you feel about the evidence and what you think the evidence implies.

You main source of information is an excerpt from A Short Account of the Destruction of the Indies by Bartolom de las Casas.