Person Reported Speech

Lamar University

Department of History

US History II: 1302

Writing Assignment # 2

Due: Friday September 3rd, by 11:59 PM CST


This Writing Assignment is broken down into two parts. Writing Assignment #1, which is due Friday August 27th andWriting Assignment #2, which is due Friday, September 3rd by 11:59 PM CST

The assignment now because requires some research into strong sources. Those sources that support your response will require footnotes and a bibliography to present you evidence, inCHICAGO MANUAL STYLE

The first part will not require it, but part two should have an attempt at citing your sources using Chicago Manual style. The videoHOW TO: Cite in will demonstrate is and model the method of citing your references. It would be the first time trying to cite in any style for many of you, so that tutorial will be a good starting point for the beginners and a refresher for others. Also, you may use the web-sitePurdue OwlNetto assist you in figuring out how to cite various sources that I do not cover in the video tutorial. You may earn full credit for answering the questions and attempting Chicago Manual Style for Writing Assignment #2.

Also, when saving yourMS Word documentin order to attach and submit the assignment, label/save each document in the following order:

Each response should have a cover page, and the rest be no more than two or perhaps three pages of content. Writing Assignment #2 will require the use of at least three strong sources. Include footnotes and a Bibliography as the third and final page.

Finally, do not forget to place [1302.49F Smith, John, Writing Assignment #2] in the subject line of youre-mail submission of each of your assignments.The assignments will be sent toby their respective due dates and times.

Writing Assignment #1 (due Friday 08/27/2021):Tell me about yourself! In two paragraphs. The first paragraph should be about you and you decide what to talk about. The second paragraph should be about what your major is and what you aspire to do with your academic interests. And the portion of part 1 is a picture of yourself. Nothing fancy or anything, just a picture of you so that I can put a face to a name.

Writing Assignment # 2 (due 09/03/2021):Describe the relationship between large industries and the US government from the mid 1800s to the turn of the century. Give at least two specific instances of the interaction between big business and government that supports your description of their interaction. You may also use a specified group of people within society to demonstrate your views.

For Writing Assignment #2, remember tofootnoteat leasttwo sources over and above your text book, for a total of three strong sources. Also includea bibliography(a list of all of the sources that you consulted), on the last page, by itself.

There are additional NOTES below for a successful paper, going forward.

Writing Notes:

Cover Page:

Going forward, let us consider a cover page that includes the following elements:

Course Name and Title, Name of the Assignment, Title of the Work (as in the title of a Research paper) Date of Submission, Your name. These are usually done in writing, so as to contextualize the information to come that you are presenting. Think of it as standard as a hand shake upon meeting someone in the professional setting.

3rd Person, Reported Speech:

While it is acknowledged that the 1st person is a natural way to handle a biography, I have asked you to write this assignment in the 3rd Person reported speech.

All assignments, going forward will demand the usage of 3rd person and past tense. Thus, if you could handle it here, in the bio assignment, you will handle it in future assignments with no issues.


Paragraph Structure:

This is done differently in various circles. For our purposes, let paragraphs be from 5-7 sentences in length. New sets of facts/topics = a new paragraph.


1st: superscript should follow the last punctuation of a sentence (meaning: put it at the end of the sentence.

2nd: use Footnotes (at the bottom of the page) rather than End Notes (at the end of the document).

3rd: Use superscript numbers only once- Not multiple times, even if you are using the same sources over and over again. 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., even if you are citing the same source.

Footnote Formatting:Footnotes are almost formatted for you.

a) In the taskbar above, click the References tab.

b) In the third column, where it says style click on it and select , or Turabian.

c) Place and click your cursor at the end of the sentence that you are citing,

d) Then go to Insert Footnote in the taskbar and click on it.

e) The superscript will appear automatically where you had your cursor, along with a corresponding cursor at the bottom of the page. At the bottom of the page is where you insert your cited information.

f) When you have finished you simply return to continue developing your text.

g) When you wish to insert another footnote, simply repeat the process, and do not worry about the numbering, it is done for you automatically. Note: even if you wish to return to an earlier point in your text and add another footnote, you may do so without having to worrying about numbering as that is renumbered for you.

are somewhat useful, but could lead you astray. This issue here is the use of questionable sources, ( random internet sources/fake news and alternative facts) you should rely more heavily on the assigned text book, lectures and other sources that are more credible such as refereed journal article sources.

Bibliography:list all sources used in a bibliography. That appears on the last page by itself. These appear in to the last name of the first author.

Note: All of the sources that you consult to write your papers are to be listed in your Bibliography, even if you only use single page in a massive 800 page book.

Sources are listed once only and are alphabetized.

Sample Bibliography

Brinkley, Alan,Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People,New York: McGraw- Hill, 2014.

Divine, Robert A., et. al.,The American Story: Volume 1 to 1877, New York: Pearson Longman, 2007.

Nelson, William H., Revolutionary character of the American Revolution,The American Historical Review,vol. 70, no. 4, (Jul., 1964): 998-1014.

Whitney, David C.,The American Presidents: Biographies of the Chief Executives from Washington through Bush,New York: Guild America Books, 1989.

Notice, all subsequent lines of any source, other than the first are indented. Also, only the last name of the first author is (listed) used for the considering what order the source appears. Furthermore, regardless of the pages actually consulted for books, no page numbers are given.

For the scholarly journal articles only, the range of pages for article that you are referencing will include page numbers of the entire article included.

Looking for Strong Sources?

Follow the Footnotes:

In your text book and provided materials, there are footnotes and sources relating to the important information that they author is using. Why not look at those provided sources that they lay out. There is no reason to reinvent the wheel there. Start your search there, with what they lay out before you.

Importance of Citing in Turabian and Chicago Manual Style:

Also, this is one of the reasons why learning how to cite in Chicago Manual Style/Turabian is so important. If you can construct them, then you can decipher those sources. So always start there. And that subsequent source will also have further relevant information that you can again follow up on.

From Weak to Strong:

Lastly, and another tip on finding quality sources: Start with google and wikipedia etc. The weaker sources inevitably use key phrases and share key events that start to form a “vocabulary” of sorts. Note those key phrases, terms, actors and events gleaned there and use those in your searches on JSTOR and other scholarly journal searches. You will start to see quality hits sooner and be able to review them instead of meandering in only partially relevant material.

Purdue Online Writing Lab, Chicago Manual of Style, 17th edition HYPERLINK “” Accessed: 08/23/2021

Web Sources: General Model for Citing Sources in Chicago Manual Style Purdue OwlNet Date Accessed 12/11/2019: HYPERLINK “”

See Alan Brinkley, The Unfinished Nation: A Concise History the American People, Vol. 2: from 1877, (Boston: McGraw Hill, 2019).

First name of the Author Second name of the Author, Title of the Book (City of Publication: Publisher Name, Year of Publication), page number consulted.

Follow the steps listed under Footnote Formatting to see how to correctly insert your sources.

Insert footnote here

Insert footnote here

Alan Brinkley, Unfinished Nation: A Concise History of the American People, (New York: McGraw- Hill, 2014), 77.

See the following Bibliography page. It appears alone on the page of the document for example of how to list your sources. Note that there are different types of sources there, books and journal articles.

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