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1. Identifying the question Evaluate the extent of change in the size and scope of the federal government from 1860–1877. Consider the above prompt. What limitations does the prompt place on the writer, and what choices can the writer make? (5 points) Some of the limitations is that you have to focus on a certain time period. You can only write about 1860-1877. A choice that the writer could make is that they could include the civil war and all of the changes that it caused in the government and how things were ran, or how it changed who could be apart of the government. 2. Writing an acceptable thesis Evaluate the extent of change in the size and scope of the federal government from 1860–1877. Draft an initial thesis in response to the prompt. Then explain why this prompt meets essay requirements. (10 points) The size and scope of the federal government faced many changes during 1860-1877. This was the time period before and after the civil war, which brought many changes to not only the nation but the government. Some of these changes include; the financial wellbeing of the government, the rights and status of African Americans, and lastly the people who were allowed to be apart of the government.

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