Discipline: History

Type of Paper: Essay (any type)

Academic Level: Undergrad. (yrs 3-4)

Paper Format: Chicago / Turabian

Pages: 1 Words: 275


The United States is based on the principles of liberty, equality, and freedom. These concepts are evident in the Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution. However, not all Americans have enjoyed these so-called “inalienable rights” and many have struggled to attain liberty, freedom, and political, social, and economic equality. Choose one of the following groups and write about their collective experience between the years 1492 and 1865. How were they treated by the national and local governments and their fellow Americans? What rights and privileges were they denied? What hardships did they endure and why? Finally, did these groups offer any opposition to unjust treatment? If so, what?

Native Americans

African Americans




The paper must meet length and formatting requirements.

3-5 pages (bibliography not included)
12-point font, Times New Roman
1-inch margins
No cover page - place name and course info at top of first page
Bibliography required
The paper must include both secondary and primary sources.

At least three (3) secondary sources
At least two (2) primary sources