PLEASE FOLLOW DIRECTIONS!! Hello, everybody, Your final exam is now open. Read these guidelines very carefully. Follow MLA format to the best of your abilities. Answer both prompts. Each answer must be no less than 300 words in length. Type and save your answers on your computer. This assignment will permanently close at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 12. Post your assignment in the “Final Exam” folder. Answer these two prompts 1) Discuss the origins, the course, and the consequences of the crisis of the 1850s. This prompt is based on your careful study of a) Your class notes. b) Your textbook (David Shi, America: A Narrative History, Eleventh Brief Edition, Volume One), especially chapter 14. 2) The twofold goals of Reconstruction were rebuilding the nation and protecting the civil rights of former slaves who were now citizens of the United States. Based on your careful study of chapter sixteen of your textbook, discuss whether Reconstruction was a success or a failure. This prompt is based on your careful study of your textbook (David Shi, America: A Narrative History, Eleventh Brief Edition, Volume One), especially chapter 16. Do not plagiarize. Students who plagiarize will earn a “zero” in the assignment and an “F” in the class. Keep in mind everything you learned while writing your take-home quiz. The professor does not encourage students to look up additional sources related to the essay prompts. This is not a research paper. Grading is based on your careful study of the sources required for this assignment. List each of your answers separately. Organize each of your five answers as a one-paragraph essay that includes an original title, a thesis statement, a body, and a concluding sentence. Write two separate essays but upload them as one single document. Answer both prompts. In other words, write an individual essay answer to each prompt. This is an exercise in which you can summarize and paraphrase the material as well as articulate your own critical opinion. Your writing must be original. If you include textual quotes from the sources, those must be no more than 10% of your discussion. All quotes must be within quotation marks and must include a reference. Example: Referring to the role of John Brown in the conflict between pro-slavery and anti-slavery forces in Kansas, David E. Shi writes: “By the 1850s, the fifty-five-year old Brown had left his home in Springfield, Massachusetts, to become a holy warrior against slavery. In his view, blacks deserved liberty and full social equality. A newspaper reporter said that Brown was a ‘strange’ and ‘iron-willed’ old man with a ‘fiery nature and a cold temper, and a cool head ̶ a volcano beneath a covering of snow.’” (558). Each of your two essay answers must be no less than 300 words in length. Keep in mind that everybody writes differently; some people convey a lot of meaning in a few words while others need to write long essays to express simple ideas. Make sure you feel confident about having rigorously studied the assigned materials and about having done your best effort at answering the prompts. Remember the following points. - Address all prompts and guidelines in-depth. - Communicate ideas eloquently and thoroughly. Provide specific examples to support ideas and opinions. Share additional applications of the discussion topic. - Demonstrate enthusiasm for the topic and a clear effort to keep the discussion flowing. - Weave more than one level of analysis throughout all essays. Fully explore, explain, and expand upon the issue(s) under discussion. Write based on appropriately citing the required sources. Connect to other relevant issues, material, experiences, etc. - No spelling or grammar errors. Write clearly. Your essays must have an obvious logical/sequential organization. - Go beyond writing a simple summary of the chapters and provide a deeper analysis of the prompts informed by what you have learned in this course so far. You don't have to include a Works Cited page since we are all using the same references. However, you can make reference to the sources within your essays.