Each answer to the following questions should be writing in a traditional essay that is five paragraphs long. The first paragraph should introduce the topic and state the students position / answer to the question. It should contain between three-five (3-5) complete sentences, including the thesis statement for the essay. The second, third, and fourth paragraphs are the body paragraphs. Each body paragraph should contain between three-five (3-5) sentences, including the topic sentence (first sentence of the body paragraph, states a main point that supports the thesis) and at least two-three (2-3) specific examples per main point. The fifth and final paragraph should begin with a restatement of the thesis. It should be three-five (3-5) complete sentences, and include a brief summary/conclusion of the students answer to the essay question. It is essential, particularly in the survey courses, for students to provide cites and footnotes for their work in untimed exams. Citations must adhere to the Chicago Style format.
1) Does Lincoln deserve credit as the Great Emancipator? Why or why not? Remember to cite your facts and to give details.
2) Compare and Contrast Colonial and American slavery. Describing the conditions, treatment, laws and punishments of slaves in each of these societies. Remember Colonial slavery consisted of British, French and Spanish slavery in America. Remember to be detailed in your answer. give key facts, people and events to help support your answer.
3) Identify and describe an African American individual who had an impact on the African American community before 1880.
4) Identify and describe in detail one event before 1877 in African American history that had a profound effect on African Americans.