Seaport HIST165 First Analysis Paper Instructions And Sample Answers

Please pick ONE of the following topics for your first Analysis Paper:

Using the 1900 Census

Historians often use quantitative data (numbers) to support their arguments. Since the first U.S. Census in 1790, the government has collected a great deal of data about the social and economic conditions of the country — this information can be an invaluable resource for the study of our past.

This assignment requires you to respond to three prompts which you will address by applying data from the 1900 Census. Each response should be a minimum of two substantial paragraphs. Please be sure to clearly support your assertions with specific numbers and statistics from the census data. Note that this is not a formal essay — you don’t need an introduction or conclusion, just the responses in the three following sections.

For each section you should also include a map of a relevant data point. To obtain these maps go to: http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu/
Then:

  •  Select the 1900 Census
  • Choose a data item from the list and click “Submit Query”
  • Click “Map It!” from the top of the data column
  • Download the map by right clicking it and saving it as a picture. When you insert it into your report, make sure you have a label indicating what is being mapped.

Please respond to the following three prompts, using the instructions above:

  • In what ways does the data from the 1900 census confirm or expand what you learned in the lesson on the Last West? Do you see any ways in which you think it contradicts what you learned? You should have at least two different points of comparison based upon the economic, social, or population characteristics of this region. Please be sure to support your assertion with specific evidence from the 1900 census and include a map of a relevant data set and an explanation of what the map shows about this region.
  • In what ways does the data from the 1900 census confirm or expand what you learned in the lesson on the New South? Do you see any ways in which you think it contradicts what you learned? You should have at least two different points of comparison based upon the economic, social, or population characteristics of this region. Please be sure to support your assertion with specific evidence from the 1900 census and include a map of a relevant data set and an explanation of what the map shows about this region.
  • In what ways does the data from the 1900 census confirm or expand what you learned in the lessons on Industrialization and Immigration and Urbanization? Do you see any ways in which you think it contradicts what you learned? You should have at least two different points of comparison based upon the economic, social, or population characteristics of this region. Please be sure to support your assertion with specific evidence from the 1900 census and include a map of a relevant data set and an explanation of what the map shows about this region.

 

The Debate over Immigration

In the early 20th century Americans debated hotly whether immigration should be restricted. Read through the documents eg issues affecting immigration , impact of immigration in america  and many more and then, in an essay of 1000-1500 words, compare and contrast the key arguments they contain for and against immigration restriction. Overall, which side you think presents a better case? You should have at least three specific areas of disagreement (argument and counter-argument). Your arguments should be clearly supported by brief examples or quotes taken from the primary source documents provided. This is NOT a research assignment — use only the documents provided.

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