Civil War

I’m studying for my History class and don’t understand how to answer this. Can you help me study?


I have attached the rubric.

Outline Assignment

Prompt: Imperialism occurs when a “stronger” nation takes over a “weaker” nation, by forcing its own economic, cultural, and political ideas onto the “weaker” nation, and assuming political and economic control. During the late-19th and early 20th century, what imperialist actions did the U.S. carry out and how did these actions affect those in the Caribbean, Latin America, and the Pacific?

Directions: Write a 2-3 page, full-sentence outline that answers the prompt. Include the following information:

– The argument/thesis statement (this is your answer to the prompt – put it in the introduction)
– The paragraph topics
– Specific examples from the primary sources and library sources that will be used in your paper. Include citations for all examples.
– A full citation for each library source
– A full-sentence outline means that each point of your outline is a full sentence that could be included in your final paper.

Outline Structure:

Use an alphanumeric outline format. The alphanumeric format begins with roman numerals for your main points, then use capital letters, then numbers, etc. For example:

I. Introduction

A. Historical Context – Civil War

1. The Civil War (1861-1865) broke out in the United States following the election of President Abraham Lincoln in 1860. He was a member of the Republican party, a newly formed political party intent on stopping the spread of slavery to new territories in the United States. Some slave-holding states were afraid that his election would lead to the end of slavery so they chose to secede from the Union and form their own country, called the Confederacy. (Library source citation)

B. Argument/thesis statement

1. The Emancipation Proclamation was an executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln in 1862 that went into effect on January 1, 1863. The executive order was issued during the middle of the Civil War by the president of the Union. The president is also the Commander in Chief of the armed forces. It was in this capacity that Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation as part of a larger war strategy to weaken the Confederacy. (Library source citation)

2. The Emancipation Proclamation was significant because it allowed African American men to officially enlist in the Union Army, it weakened the Confederacy by freeing slaves, and it helped facilitate the passage of the 13th Amendment.

II. African American Union Soldiers

A. Union death toll and reinforcements

1. Example(s) from library source(s)

B. “Slaves in a state of rebellion”

1. Example(s) from library source(s)

C. Pay and treatment

1. Example(s) from library source(s)

III. Freeing Slaves as War Strategy

A. Point 1

1. Example(s) from library source(s)

B. Point 2

1. Example(s) from library source(s)

IV. Politics and the 13th Amendment

A. Point 1

1. Example(s) from library source(s)

B. Point 2

1. Example(s) from library source(s)

C. Point 3

1. Example(s) from library source(s)

V. Conclusion

A. Summarize best evidence/examples

B. Restate argument/thesis statement

Works Cited Page Assignment

Create a Works Cited page with a full citation for all of the required sources and the library sources used in your paper.

For those unfamiliar with making Works Cited pages, I provided a link with basic information on how to format sources in MLA (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site. and a sample of a MLA Works Cited page (Links to an external site.)Links to an external site..