Writer’s choice

Required Texts:

1) Foner, Eric Give Me Liberty!, Volume I, Seagull Fourth Edition ISBN: 978-0-393-92029-1
This is the only edition that will work. Do not ask the professor if you may use an earlier edition.
2) Foner, Eric Voices of Freedom: A Documentary History, Fourth Edition, Volume 1. ISBN: 978-0-393-92291-2
This is the only edition that will wor

Use this as an opportunity to discuss some of the larger issues or themes in the readings. While you will need to re-state some of what is in the textbook to formulate your answer, you must elaborate on what you’ve read. Create an informed opinion.

Be sure to:
–answer the question
–use only the textbooks to write your Response Paper unless otherwise instructed
–provide specific examples from the textbooks for your statements
–quote your sources (the textbooks)
–cite your sources–provide page numbers
Submission Guidelines:

You must use the following format for your Response Papers:
–Chapter Number:
–Module Number:
–The Question (copy here the question that you are answering):
–Answer: (250-350 word answer).

Yes, your response must be between 250 and 350 words in length. When calculating word count, don’t include the heading or question in your count; count only the words in your actual answer.

For each Module, you will either
a) see a link to specific Response Paper prompts
b) see a link to appropriate textbook chapter questions. In this case, you must choose to write your RP from chapters listed for the current week’s Module. You may not choose a question or prompt from a previous week’s Module or for a Module that we haven’t yet covered.

Answer just one question per module.

The most common reasons RPs are not accepted:
a) The RP is too short.
b) The RP doesn’t evince that the student has followed the instructor’s advice given in a previous RP (eg.: Regarding your previous RP, the instructor said that in future RPs you need to cite sources and you don’t do so).
c) The RP doesn’t answer the question or address the issue.
d) The student does not do their own work on the RP. See the “Academic Standards” document in the Course Overview.

Use the textbook Voices of Freedom and answer the questions at the end of ONE of the following documents:

James Madison, The Federalist, No. 51 (1787)


Patrick Henry’s Anti- Federalist Argument (1788)


A July Fourth Oration (1800)


Thomas Jefferson on Race and Slavery (1781)


J. Hector St. John de Crèvecoeur, “What, Then, Is the American?” (1782)


Benjamin F. Bache, A Defense of the French Revolution (1792–93)


Judith Sargent Murray, “On the Equality of the Sexes” (1790)


George Washington, Farewell Address (1796)

Students whose papers answer the question and incorporate information from Give Me Liberty! will experience the most success.

Remember to quote the source.