American History!

Okay, so i have to write an essay, and i'm having LOADS of trouble comming up with something, any help would be appreciated!

"John Winthrop founded a society in Massachusetts that he would later write about calling "a city upon a hill". He was referring to the Puritan example as one that people from around the world might look to as an example of an egalitarian socieety. Winthrop's vision has become one of the founding mythologies of the USA.
In a formal essay, assess the validity of this myth through an exploration of American history from 1607 to the present from the perspective of 'the people'
Examine the question from the perspective of ONE of the following groups:
1. African Americans
2. Immigrants
3. Indigenous Peoples
4. the poor
5.social/political reformers
6. women"

THANKS SO MUCH IN ADVANCE!


This site will help you format your essay.

http://204.244.141.13/writ_den/tips/essay/index.htm

First you have to do two things. One, in your introduction you must give a definition Winthrop's "egalitarian society" specifically.
What were his criteria. You will need this to be specific so that you can measure the development of the group to that definition.
The second thing is to pick a group. Then, Take a sheet of paper, put Winthrop's criteria in separate columns on the paper. Then as you example the history of the group you have chosen, put specific events which relate to those criteria under the column. Use two colors of ink, one for positive results and one for negative. After you done all your research, then you can take your information and write. You can have a paragraph to discuss each of the criteria and your conclusion will of course decide how the criteria matched the actual history.

We will be happy to proof read and make suggestions to your finished product.
Sounds like an interesting research project.

  1. 👍 0
  2. 👎 0
  3. 👁 68
asked by narine

Respond to this Question

First Name

Your Response

Similar Questions

  1. Math

    A box of Brand A laundry detergent washes 20 loads of laundry and costs $6. A box of Brand B laundry detergent washes 15 loads of laundry and costs $5. In the ratio tables that follow, fill in equivalent rates of loads washed per

    asked by Ginny on March 30, 2019
  2. English

    I posted a question like this earlier but I forgot to add something. If I were to write an essay about the experiences of Jewish individuals or communities living under Nazi occupation during World War II, what could be some

    asked by Alexia Smith on April 15, 2016
  3. Finite Math

    Factories A and B sent rice to stores 1 and 2. A sent 10 loads and B sent 22. Store 1 used 15 loads and store 2 used 17. It cost $200 to ship from A to 1, $350 from A to 2, $300 from B to 1, and $250 from B to 2. $ 7750 was spent.

    asked by Stan on November 4, 2008
  4. Math

    A box of Brand A laundry detergent washes 20 loads of laundry and costs $6. A box of Brand B laundry detergent washes 15 loads of laundry and costs $5. In the ratio tables that follow, fill in equivalent rates of loads washed per

    asked by Ginny on March 31, 2019
  5. Math

    A box of Brand A laundry detergent washes 20 loads of laundry and costs $6. A box of Brand B laundry detergent washes 15 loads of laundry and costs $5. In the ratio tables that follow, fill in equivalent rates of loads washed per

    asked by Ginny on March 31, 2019
  6. Math

    A box of Brand A laundry detergent washes 20 loads of laundry and costs $6. A box of Brand B laundry detergent washes 15 loads of laundry and costs $5. In the ratio tables that follow, fill in equivalent rates of loads washed per

    asked by Ginny on March 31, 2019
  7. History Essay

    Can someone find me an example essay that deals with the following question. I am having trouble finding one. " TO what extent did events of the 1890s foreshadow events of the 1990s?" I just need an example so I can use it to get

    asked by Dave on April 23, 2007
  8. English 30-1

    Hi there, i am writing an analytical essay for William Shakespeare's "Hamlet". My essay topic is this.... In Hamlet, Shakespeare reveals the effect of conflict on a person’s character. Write an essay demonstrating how

    asked by Danielle on August 7, 2010
  9. English

    I am writing an argument essay about how wedding cakes are high art. I am having trouble with how I should write my introduction paragraph. I need to write about something that will get my audience interested in my topic but how?

    asked by Emma on November 14, 2015
  10. Social Studies

    Hi so i'm at connections academy. I was doing the feudal Europe unit test and wanted to ensure my grade is good. I'm asking you guys to check my work. (if you did the test, or are a teacher) i will put MY answers down below,

    asked by Ryfurious on May 14, 2019

More Similar Questions