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GEORGEWASHINGTONUNIVERSITYDepartment of HistoryHistory 1310Professor Denver BrunsmanIntro to American HistoryFall 2015TAKE-HOME FINAL EXAMThe purpose of this exercise is to pull together the readings, lectures, and class discussions from the second half of the semester. You have two options: (1) answer one of the five exam questions provided below; or (2) write an essay on an original topic using class materials.Both options include the same ba-sic requirements described below. Following the exam questions, there are additional instructions for those writing an essay on an original topic. Write a coherent, well-written essay between 4-6 double-spaced pages in a normal human font (11 or12 point). Your essay should have a clear introduction with a thesis statement, a body of paragraphs that sup-port your thesis, and a conclusion that summarizes your argument. One requirement of the paper is that you highlight your thesis statement(by putting it in bold). You are also expected to use at least 3 pri-mary sources and 3 secondary readings from the last eight weeks of class (and/or the first half of the semester if necessary for your essay).The 3 primary sources should be 3 separate documents – any combi-nation from Major Problems, 12 Years a Slave, Hospital Sketches, the in-class Lincoln documents, primary sources featured in LEP, or other documents shared in discussion section. The 3 secondary references can be in any combination from LEP, the essays in Major Problems, or extra readings distributed on Blackboard or in discussion section. In particular, do your best to draw upon primary sources, where relevant to your argu-ment. You are also expected to cite at least 2 lectures. With at least 3 primary sources, 3 secondary sources,

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