Prompt: In this milestone, you will submit the rough draft and a bibliography of


Prompt: In this milestone, you will submit the rough draft and a bibliography of your final paper. In the accompanying bibliography, you will itemize your
sources, listing your primary sources first and then secondary sources. Sources should be broken up further by type. For further guidance, please view the
sample bibliography in the Assignment Guidelines and Rubrics section of the course.
The final product rubric will be used to provide feedback and a grade as if this were your final draft. However, this is to be submitted for instructor feedback and
you will be graded. You must score evident on each critical element to earn the points for that row. This assignment is worth a total of 100 points.
In this assignment, you will demonstrate your mastery of the following course outcomes:
 Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the development of American society since World War II
 Critically analyze ideas from both primary and secondary sources
 Develop arguments based upon primary and secondary sources and articulate those ideas in the written and spoken word
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
I. Background: Identify the aspect of Cold War history that will frame your essay. This must be a major event, trend, or development that shaped the history
of American society since WWII. Is the major event political, military-diplomatic, social, economic, or cultural in nature?
II. Historical Argument: Narrow your focus by creating a manageable question. Propose an argument that answers the question you have derived about the
major event. This is your thesis statement and it must also be connected to historicalevidence.
III. Historical Analysis
a. Factors: What are the factors that influenced this event? Include the policies of the time period as well as any key confrontations and clashes.
b. Individuals: Assess the role of the individual(s) involved in the event. This might be involve leaders or other nations. Who is the protagonist? The
antagonist? What significant actions did the central figure(s) take? Why did they do so? What was the response to such actions taken?
c. Trends: What trends did this event influence? Which new policies came about? What effect did these policies have? What themes originated—or
were repeated—as such policies were enacted?
d. Impact: What impact did this event, the individual(s), and resulting policies have on Cold War era history? Who significantly benefited from these
events and moments? How? Who dramatically suffered from these events and moments, and how?
IV.Source Analysis: You must select sources to support your thesis statement. Ideally, you will include a mix of primary and secondary sources. Critically
examine the resources in context with your essay topic. Remember this is not based on opinion, but rather this is your analysis of the historical content and
context. Your source methodology supports your thesis statement.


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