The paper should be 5 pages typed (about 1,500 words), 12 pt font Times New Roman, double spaced with 1” margins.
The paper should be written in APA style. https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_style_introduction.html (Links to an external site.)
The paper should follow the standard conventions of the English language and be free from grammatical errors.
It should include information from at least 5 of the following primary source documents: Washington’s 1st Inaugural Address, Washington’s Proclamation of Neutrality 1793, Pacificus- Helvedius Debates 1793, Washington’s Proclamation on the Whiskey Rebellion 1794, Jay’s Treaty 1794, Pinckney’s Treaty 1794, Treaty of Greenville 1795, George Washington’s Farewell Address 1796, Alien and Sedition Acts 1798, and Kentucky and Virginia Resolutions 1798.
It can include additional information from other primary sources as well as secondary sources.
It should answer the question: Were the Federalists power hungry or protective?
It must have a clear argument that one defends with relevant evidence.
Organize the paper with a logical structure and use clear topic sentences and transitions to help the reader understand the logic of its organization.
Edit the paper thoroughly to avoid errors and to improve readability.
Give the paper a title that reflects its argument.
Paper must have less than 15% familiarity when submitted through Turnitin. Students can submit it multiple times up until the due date to make sure the paper falls below this threshold.
Paper’s must be submitted by an uploaded-on canvas.
Grading Criteria for Paper # 1:
Contextualization: 10% Does the paper describe a broader historical context relevant to the question?
Argument: 25% Does the paper have a clear, singular, specific argument that answers the question?
Evidence: 25% Does the paper use relevant evidence to defend the argument?
Analysis and Reasoning: 20% Does the paper demonstrate a complex understanding of the historical development that is the focus of the research paper by explaining nuances of the issue by analyzing multiple variables; explaining both continuity and change or multiple causes; explaining both cause and effect; explaining relevant insightful connections within and across time periods; confirming the validity of an argument by corroborating multiple perspectives across themes?
Organization: 10% Does the paper have a logical structure and use clear topic sentences and transitions?
Clarity: 10% Is the prose efficient, crisp and polished, free of excessive passive voice or distracting spelling or grammatical errors?