Please select one of the topics from the list.  Make sure you have a clear main argument/thesis about that topic and are not just telling the storyline of events that took place or describing the subject’s life story.  Have some kind of clear guiding argument.  A Short Paper Assignment allows you to demonstrate your research skills to your instructor and to receive feedback that will benefit you as you continue your studies. With this assignment, you will learn how to do proper and adequate research and write a short paper. This short paper is at least three double-spaced pages of text (Times New Roman, font size 12) and you must consult a minimum of two academically credible sources. Bibliographies and citations will be in an acceptable style format, either MLA, APA, or Chicago.. If you use any of the information from your sources word-for-word, you must cite the source by using endnotes or footnotes. If you read the information and write it in your own words and it is not common knowledge, then you must cite the source because you are paraphrasing someone’s information. The short paper must include a cover page with your name, course number and course title, instructor’s name, and date. You must also include a bibliography at the end of your paper. While composing your paper, use proper English. Do not use abbreviations, contractions, passive voice, or first/ second person (I, you, we, our, etc).

1. Grant as President 2. “Jim Crow” 3. Boss Tweed 4. J.P. Morgan 5. The Transcontinental Railroad 6. The Steel Industry 7. J.D. Rockefeller 8. The American Labor Movement 9. The New Immigration 10. Booker T. Washington 11. The Growth of American Cities 12. The Suffrage Movement 13. The Indian Wars 14. The Settlement of the West 15. The Populist Movement 16. William Jennings Bryan 17. The Spanish American War 18. Theodore Roosevelt 19. The Conquest of the Philippines 20. Theodore Roosevelt and the Monroe Doctrine 21. The Building of the Panama Canal 22. The Great White Fleet 23. The Conservation Movement 24. Woodrow Wilson 25. The United States in World War I