The Federal Papers

The Federal Papers

Search the library for scholarly articles on the debate surrounding the composition and ratification of the Constitution. These can be primary or secondary sources but should come from academic sources. Recommended sites include: state constitutions drafted after the American Revolution; correspondence from significant colonial figures (e.g., John Dickinson, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton, and others); the Virginia and/or New Jersey Plan; the Federalist Papers, and so on. These entries will provide a valuable resource for your first historical essay. Unacceptable internet resources include but are not limited to: Wikipedia, online general reference encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Britannica, online dictionaries, and general informational search sites such as infosearch.com, infoplease.com, about.com, answers.com, etc.

General Instructions

Write a 4-6 sentence description of a single URL on the specified topic. Submit the assignment as a Word document.

Your Web Link Assignments should include an introduction to the site and a description, and/or evaluation, of it. Be specific. The key is that someone should be able to read your entry and know whether this site is one that might be relevant to their research. See the example below for a good description.

Example

Pennsylvania State Constitution of 1776. (2008)

http://avalon.law.yale.edu/18th_century/pa08.asp

The Pennsylvania Constitution of 1776 (ratified September 28, 1776) has been described as the most democratic in America and was drafted by Robert Whitehill, Timothy Matlack, Dr. Thomas Young, George Bryan, James Cannon, and Benjamin Franklin. The Constitution provides for a unicameral legislature, a Supreme Executive Council, a President elected by an Assembly and Council together, and a Council of Censors. The constitution was later copied by revolutionaries of Vermont as a basis for their constitution. This site is useful as it gives us an insight into the debate over constitutional government that would culminate in 1787.

Grading Criteria

  • The entry is from an academic or literary source.
  • You have included a helpful description of at least 4-6 sentences that tells the readers what we’ll find on the site.
  • Your description is grammatically and mechanically correct.
  • The URL is correct.
  • The URL is NOT from Wikipedia or other wiki or social media sites

Other unacceptable sites include online general reference encyclopedias such as Encyclopedia Britannica, online dictionaries, and general informational search sites such as infosearch.com, infoplease.com, about.com, answers.com, 

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REQUIREMENTS

 US Constitution  Academic sources

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