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Each of the following three body paragraphs should relate back to your theme and thesis, and should proceed in chronological order. You should focus on time periods/events/issues spanning from the Colonial Era to Reconstruction. Each paragraph should provide specific examples, including historical individuals and events, and references to documents discussed in class. You are using historical information to prove your argumentative thesis.
The final paragraph of your essay should serve as a conclusion, reflecting on the information you presented and tying back in to your thesis. Remember, this is the cumulative portion of the exam â€“ so you should try to show that youâ€™ve reflected on information youâ€™ve learned all semester.
Lastly, this essay shouldn’t be a triumphant narrative or a complete dismissal of the American historical development. The history of this nation is complicated, and your essay should reflect a nuanced and academic understanding of the past.