Pick a year; 1928, 1948, or 1968. You live somewhere in the territory that is or would become the United States of America. What is your life like? What do you do? Where do you work? Where do you live? What do you eat? What technologies do you interact with? Be Creative! First Person accounts are preferred.
The paper should be about 1000 words. Please double space and make sure your name, course and section are on the paper. Please cite your sources by whatever system you are most comfortable with; APA, MLA, Turabian/Chicago, etc. History majors must use Turabian/Chicago.
Make sure your paper is well constructed and free of grammatical errors and spelling mistakes.
Details are important. Make sure that they are correct.
The more information you can provide the better.
Don’t rely on just one or two sources. More is better.
Be especially wary of internet sources. Confirm everything.
Construct a real character, don’t just list things.
Depth is usually preferable to breadth.