US History to 1877

You will write a 500-750 word essay on the topic you chose in Module/Week 3 via the Essay Topic Sign-Up. Your essay should be well organized and well written, with an introduction, body, and conclusion. Its content must be based primarily on class materials (the module presentations and textbook). Additional research is optional, but any research you include should be based on academically oriented sources (do not use Wikipedia) and cited in a complete footnote. Research content should not constitute more than 25% of your essay.
Formatting requirements:

500-750 Words
12pt. Times New Roman font
1 margins
Double-spaced
Turabian (Chicago) format is preferred, but MLA will be accepted as well
Submitted as a Word document