Read Shannon & Brown, Going to the Source, vol. 1; CAPSTONE “Coming Together and Pulling Apart: Nineteenth-Century Fourth of July Observations.”
Review the writing Prompt and Rubric. I encourage you to use the primary source analysis chart located in the chapter to organize your thoughts. Write a 5-7 page writing responding to all aspects of the prompt given below.
- HIST 2010 Final Capstone writing
Drawing specific examples from the assigned reading, write a six (6) to seven (7) page writing explaining how Fourth of July celebrations changed over the course of the nineteenth century. Begin by explaining the historical context in which Fourth of July celebrations emerged. Then analyze the documents and explain how those celebrations differed in how they were perceived depending upon the individual’s race, class, or gender. Conclude with a comparison to your own experiences of Fourth of July celebrations.
To prepare for this assignment, carefully read Brown and Shannon, Going to the Source, vol. 1 CAPSTONE: “Coming Together and Pulling Apart: Nineteenth-Century Fourth of July Observations.” Complete the source table to help you analyze the documents before you write. If you need additional sources, use the resources listed under “To Find Out More” at the end of the chapter. IMPORTANT:You may not use any other outside sources except those specifically listed in the chapter.
- double spaced
- 12 pt font
- 1 inch margins
Review the rubric before submitting.