Struggle for equal rights
The struggle for equal rights has been a dominant theme in this course. From the end of Reconstruction to recent Supreme Court decisions Americans have struggled to balance the rights of women and minorities against concepts such as States Rights. Write an essay in which your trace the course of one of: the African American Civil Rights Movement, the Women’s Movement, of the Chicano/a Movement in the period from 1877 to the present. Make sure to present both the arguments of supporters and of those who opposed these movements and cite any evidence you use in the form of footnotes. Please note, you are not to write about all of these movements, you should pick one of them and write 3 pages about it.
Your essay should be typed, double-spaced, with 12-point Times News Roman font, normal (default margins). You essay should be 3 pages in length.
You will be assessed on the following:
Written Communication Skills: This component includes your ability to write clearly and cogently in order to make a compelling, readable case. 25%
Critical Thinking: This component includes your ability to present and weigh arguments, to consider historical evidence, and to engage critically with your sources. 25%
Social and Personal Responsibility: This component involves your ability to incorporate the context of the development of and conflicts over concepts of freedom, liberty, and justice in American history. Your also must do your own work and where applicable cite the work and ideas of others. 50%