Reflect on the textbook reading and lesson for this unit to form a comparison between the British Industrial Revolution as well as the American and French political revolutions. Using this mental comparison, you will provide your own definition of revolution in the 18th and early 19th Centuries, following the instructions in Step 3. To support your definition, you will use an example of a catalyst from each of the three revolutions.
Step 1: Choose an appropriate source.
At least one source must come from the CSU Online Library. The Academic OneFile and General OneFile are databases in the CSU Online Library that would be good places to start your search. If you need additional help with using or locating information in the online library, there are Library Video Tutorials available on the main page of the CSU Online Library under the heading “Research Guides.” You may use additional resources, but those sources cannot include Wikipedia, biography.com, history.com, or other encyclopedias.
Step 2: Complete your research.
Choose at least one interesting experience from each of the three revolutions that illustrates the main points that you want to make about the greater impact of revolution on Western society.
Step 3: Draw conclusions, and prepare your thesis.
Once you have done your research and have gathered enough information about your chosen example events, you should sit back to think about what they meant in a cultural view to see if you notice any trends and to have a better sense of what you want to convey about the time. Your thesis statement should offer your reader overall insight into the experiences you have chosen. Use the following guidelines to help decide on your thesis:
- Define the term revolution in your own words, and defend that definition using the catalysts that gave reason for the revolts and the processes, major innovations, and the overall impact on Western society as seen between 1775 and 1850 in these three countries.
- A complete answer must include a minimum of one example from each of the three events that you can use to illustrate a significant change to that society.
- The final product should illustrate a revolution’s impact on the complete society, which could include government, economics, religion, and social roles.
Step 4: Write your essay.
Your essay should be at least two pages in length. You are required to use at least one source from the CSU Online Library for your response. Be sure to consider the following guidelines in your essay:
- The introduction should engage the reader and clearly present the essay’s thesis and a summary of the main points that clarify the writer’s point of view.
- Organization should clearly present points arranged to illustrate your opening thesis.
- Writing should be clear and concise with no spelling, grammatical, or punctuation errors.
- The number of sources should meet or exceed any expressed assignment requirements and should be peer-reviewed or academic in nature. At least one source must be from the CSU Online Library.
- APA formatting guidelines should be used for reference entries and in-text citations.
If you need assistance with writing or formatting your essay, there are additional tutorials and webinars available in the myCSU Student Portal through the Writing Center. All other questions should be directed to your professor.