Your Are There Assignment Sheet

You Are There Assingments

You are to answer ONE from each of the TWO groups. In other words, you will do a TOTAL of TWO papers. ONE from EACH group. These are to be at least ONE full typed page. Use 16 point font. Use first person, putting yourself into the time period. You must cite your sources. The one page length does NOT include name, date, etc and source page.

To receive maximum credit, each assignment MUST be turned in at the start of class the day it is due. Any paper turned in by the start of class one class day late will be graded and then have the grade lowered one full letter. If turned in by the start of the second class day after it is due it will receive a maximum of 50%.

Group One: (Due March 9)

1. You are an influential member of Salem Village. Several townspeople have been accused of witchcraft. You are very concerned about the future of your community. You feel that witches are being coddled by procedural safeguards on the type of evidence that can be presented in court. In at least one full page, convince your fellow townspeople of the need to temporarily put aside these safeguards.

2. You are among the one-third of Americans who support the rebels in the American Revolution. In at least one full page, convince your fellow colonists who are not sure which way to go in the Revolution why they should also support the rebels.

3. You are a member of the Constitutional Convention from New Your. You own your own business. In at least one full page, convince your fellow delegates of the need to vote for the Virginia Plan.

4.You own a small farm in Rhode Island. Explain why you are voting against ratification of the Constitution.

Group Two (Due April 25)

1. You are Thomas Jefferson. In at least one full page, convince President Washington that he should not support Hamilton’s plan for a National Bank.

2. You are Alexander Hamilton. In at least one full page, explain your vision for the futire of the United States, including the type of government you favor and the relationship between the central government and the states.

3. 3. You are a white southerner. It is spring of 1861. In at least one full page, explain why you are in favor of secession.

4. You are an advisor to Abraham Lincoln. In at least one full page, convince President Lincoln of the possible advantages of issuing the Emancipation Proclamation.

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