Project: At this point in the semester, analyze the development of America from pre-exploration to post-Revolution/roughly 1800.  It needs to pertain to American Literature during this time period (again, roughly foundations of civilizations in the Americas until roughly 1800/the post-American Revolution time period), it needs to make an argument, and it needs to support that argument with source material

 

Your project should:

 

Pertain to American Literature during this time period (pre-exploration Native American life to post-Revolution/roughly the year 1800), it needs to make an argument, and it needs to support that argument with source material  

 

Saying something similar to “the treatment of the Native tribes was bad” is not an argument; that’s a statement of fact. An argument needs to have multiple sides that can be reasonably supported. Pick your side, make the argument, and support it.  

 

Describe the issue fully, tying your argument into the frame of American Literature.

State your selected argument.

 

Describe the possible explanations.

 

Use in-text citations and sources (MLA format) to support your argument.

 

Defend your conclusion(s).