DBQ Project Evaluate the extent of change in the size and scope of the federal government from 1860-1877. 1. Identifying the questionConsider the above prompt. What limitations does the prompt place on the writer, and what choices can the writer make? The limitations the prompt places on the writer include: -focus on the time period of 1860-1877 -identifying the extent of change, meaning somewhere in the thesis, the writer must state if it was large, small, or medium and why -focus on the size and scope, scope meaning the federal government furthering their extent of power -focus on the U.S federal government Choices the writer can make are stating that the extent of change in the size and scope of the federal government from 1860-1877 was either large, medium, or small, placing examples with the reasons for the change. 2. Writing an acceptable thesis Draft an initial thesis in response to the prompt. Then explain why this prompt meets essay requirements. The size and scope of the federal government changed to a large extent, from 1860-1877.