1020 Paper 3

Answer the following question:

Why is it so historically significant that in 2008 Obama became the first black president?

Focus on the following items:

  • What we learned regarding the conditions under which black Americans lived as recently as the 1960s: voting rights, educational and job opportunities,  Emmett Till, general attitudes in the black community.
  • Slow moving progress of the civil rights movement
  • Conflicts within the civil rights movement
  • General attitude of the white community

To support your points, you must include references to all of the following sources:

  • Eyes on the Prize: either episode 1 or 7
  • Malcolm X’s Autobiography excerpt
  • Letter from Birmingham Jail
  • Obama’s 1st victory speech

Follow MLA guidelines.

  • Titled
  • Underline thesis
  • Present tense
  • Typed
  • Times New Roman
  • 12 pt Font
  • Doubled spaced with one inch margins
  • Stapled

 

 

 

 

1020 Paper 2

Revise first paper and make sure it is three FULL typed pages. In this paper you must:

  • Fix ALL marked errors
  • Incorporate a supporting reference from the Eyes on the Prize video
  • Follow all rules included in the paper 1 assignment

This means:

  • Titled
  • Underline thesis
  • Present tense
  • Typed
  • Times New Roman
  • 12 pt Font
  • Doubled spaced with one inch margins
  • Stapled

Also:

  • First draft must be handed in with revision. If not, there will be a late penalty assessed against paper 2.

1020 Paper 1

Decide whether you agree with Wood’s analysis of Obama’s speech. Write an essay that either supports or refutes his interpretation using textual evidence from both Wood’s essay and Obama’s speech to support your argument.

This paper should be 3 FULL pages, and follow MLA style rules. This means:

  • Titled
  • Underline thesis
  • Present tense
  • Typed
  • Times New Roman
  • 12 pt Font
  • Doubled spaced with one inch margins
  • Stapled

MLA handout for additional formatting information.