How to Write a History Research Paper 1.
Featured Founding Founder Gouverneur Morristhe peg-legged, anti-slavery delegate from Pennsylvania spoke more on the floor of the Constitutional Convention than any of the other founding fathers. As Jefferson was chosen to draft the Declaration of Independence, Morris was chosen to write the first draft of the Constitution.
Colonial Hall is now proud to have the first seven chapters of the full-length biography of Gouverneur Morris, by Jared Sparks. Find out the history behind the accusations in the Declaration from historian Benson J.
Biographies Colonial Hall now has the biographies of founding fathers and 34 biographies of their wives. Historic Sites New for ! We've just added a new section on the homes of the founding fathers along with other historic sites of interest. Biographies with New Portraits Not only have we recently purchased the portraits of 20 founding fathers from Independence National Historic Park, we have also been travelling around the country taking pictures of their homes.
Little by little you can expect to see these photographs and portraits added to our site. The following is a list of biographies with these new pictures:Thesis Statement Creator: Directions: This web page explains the different parts to a thesis statement and helps you create your own.
You can click on the example button in each section to see an example of a thesis statement. It should not be about the present, should come from historical context, so write in past tense.
Research and read to find a good question. Be flexible and realize you will very likely have to revise your question as you do more research and reading. UCLA History Department Board of Advisors ; In Memoriam ; Gallery ; Contact For example, suppose your professor has asked you to write a paper discussing the differences between colonial New England and colonial Virginia.
Then, carefully consider what you are being asked to do. Write out the key question at the top of your . The history they write must be based on evidence. For example, a recent biography of George Washington would be a secondary source.
How to Formulate Historical Questions Related Study. Students write a passage that identifies the historical context and the historical question.
These are turned in to the faculty member for feedback before moving on to locating primary and secondary sources. Current events or timely issues can be a good place to find a promising research question.
For example, Hurricane Katrina brought ideas about poverty and environment into the mainstream press, as well as ideas about land-use patterns and natural disasters.
Historical research is constantly asking why certain events happened when and where.