History 151
Exam

This course has focused upon the following presidents: Washington,
Jefferson, Jackson, Polk and Lincoln.

Assignment: Select the two presidents you feel made the greatest
contribution to the country and write a 2-3 page typed/double-spaced, essay
defending your choice.

Include the following in your essay.

Paragraph I Introduction
Provide a grabber, provide brief background of the period 1763 to 1865 as
it relates to the assignment and state your choices for the most effective
presidents.

Paragraph II Criteria
Explain the standards by which you have judged the Presidents. For
example, you may value whether or not they served during a time of crisis,
or how closely they matched the leadership qualities you value. In other
words, the presidents were judged by x, y, and z.

Paragraph III Your first choice
Identify your first presidential choice and provide at least three examples
to support your selection, two of which must be quoted from your textbook
with a proper citation. Remember, we quote analysis or opinion, not facts.


Paragraph IV Your second choice
Identify your second presidential choice and provide at least three
examples to support your selection, two of which must be quoted from your
textbook with a proper citation. Remember, we quote analysis or opinion,
not facts.

Paragraph V Conclusion
This is where you tie things together by making statements about the
presidency and by revisiting your original thesis. You end with a clincher
that is NOT FLUFF!

Helpful reminders:

Do not use first person.

Keep a sharp focus. Include only information that supports the specific
assignment described above.

Be careful with conventions. Check your grammar and spelling thoroughly
before submitting the paper.