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1.Immediately after the Revolution, enslaved men petitioned the Massachusetts legislature fortheir freedom. Over sixty years later, African Americans in Philadelphia protested the loss of their voting rights. What argument would you make about the changing political status of free Black men between the Revolution and the early republic? What changed, what stayed the same, and why?Primary sources to discuss:•“Slave Petition for Freedom in the Massachusetts Legislature” (1777)•“Black Philadelphians Defend their Voting Rights”(1838) (hyperlinked here and in syllabus)
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Interpreting the Past Essay Assignment
Due Friday, April 5, 11:59 p.m.
(100 points, or 20% of your grade)
This assignment blends the two skills you practiced in the midterm exam: primary source
analysis and argumentative essay writing. First, you will choose one of the two essay questions.
Then, you will read and analyze the primary sources discussed in the question. Finally, you will
make an argument, working with the source, textbook, and lecture slides to provide evidence that
supports your claims.




This essay must be 2-3 pages long, double-spaced, in 12 pt. Times New Roman or similar
font.
It should have an original title.
Citations should be clear, simple, and provided in text, e.g., (Of the People, 85) or
(Lecture notes, February 14).
Submission procedure: We are going to stick with email. Please email your CA with a
MS Word document attached (filename should be: H105 Essay Your Full Name). They
will email you back with the graded essay. Be sure to download the graded essay to read
the comments and see the grade.
Assessment:
I strongly encourage you to review your graded midterms to identify your strengths and your
areas of improvement in primary source analysis and essay writing. If you are unsure about the
expectations, please meet with your TAs or with me.
A successful essay will:
• Demonstrate careful attention to the essay prompts and instructions.
• Provide a clear and specific thesis statement (argument) in your first paragraph, with
thoughtful organization in the essay to support that argument.
• Demonstrate strong engagement with the sources, readings, lecture slides, and lecture
notes.
• Make ample use of evidence to support your claims, working with the sources, readings,
lecture slides, and lecture notes.
An unsuccessful exam will:
• Not respond to or satisfy the essay prompts and instructions.
• Have a vague, inaccurate, or otherwise absent thesis statement, with a disorganized or
unclear argument in the body of the essay.
• Indicate weak engagement with the sources, readings, lecture slides, and lecture notes.
• Make arguments that are unsupported by evidence from the course material.
Questions:
1. Immediately after the Revolution, enslaved men petitioned the Massachusetts legislature for
their freedom. Over sixty years later, African Americans in Philadelphia protested the loss of
their voting rights. What argument would you make about the changing political status of free
Black men between the Revolution and the early republic? What changed, what stayed the same,
and why?
Primary sources to discuss:
• “Slave Petition for Freedom in the Massachusetts Legislature” (1777)
• “Black Philadelphians Defend their Voting Rights” (1838) (hyperlinked here and
in syllabus)
2. Thomas Jefferson and Andrew Jackson both delivered explanations of their policies on Native
Americans. These sources have striking similarities as well as key differences. How would you
explain their similarities, and what can we learn from their differences?
Primary sources to discuss:
• “Letter from Thomas Jefferson to William Henry Harrison (1803)
• Andrew Jackson, “Message to Congress ‘On Indian Removal’” (1830)

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