During the mid-18th Century, English colonists appealed to the metropole for redress of various grievances. In this essay, consider the ethics and civics of the elite members of colonial society seeking change (later known to us as the Patriots).
Who were these Patriots?
What methods did they use to further their goals through civic engagement?
What ethical considerations did they take into account in seeking redress of their grievances?
How did they fail in the creation of the first American government under the Articles of Confederation?
Did the second government under the Constitution address their grievances or did they simply remove the imperial government and placed themselves in that position?
Requirements for the Signature Essay
Must be in Rule of Three format with a introduction and strong thesis statement, 3 paragraphs of the body (each with their own thesis statement - one for each of the three key points of your overall thesis), and conclusion. So a minimum of 5 paragraphs. (2-3 pages)
This is a fact based essay, you must provide specific and detailed evidence for your hypotheses.
You must utilize a minimum of three primary sources from the assigned materials (primary sources posted in the course module OR found under the primary source section of each chapter in American Yawp only; you may not utilize sources linked to in the reference section of American Yawp) as evidence in your essay
You must utilize a minimum of three secondary sources from the assigned materials as evidence in your essay
You may only use materials assigned in this course for your essay (we have vetted all the materials utilized in this course, other materials may not be appropriate or accurate). If you use outside sources your grade will be docked.
DO NOT QUOTE sources, paraphrase in your own words and cite
You must consider ethics/ethical decision making in this essay
Don't forget about historical geography, where something takes place matters and it may be important to your argument.
You must use Turabian citation style in this essay; all citations must be footnote style citations (no parenthetical cites allowed, no endnotes/works cited at the end, you need footnotes). Be sure to review how to properly cite a primary source that may be contained in another work and be sure to use page numbers where possible.
12 pt type, 1 inch margins, double-spaced
During the mid-18th Century, English colonists appealed to the metropole for redress of various grievances.