This essay should be based on the historical readings from the course. There are no outside sources required for this paper. Based on your reading and analysis of the historical documents, write an essay based on your thesis statement. A thesis is a focused argument based on your reading of the historical documents. The essay should use evidence from the historical documents to support your thesis (please see helpful hints below on writing this assignment). Be sure to develop a strong, specific thesis and provide evidence to support your argument. Requirements: The essays should be 1000-1250 words in length. While lectures may be utilized, the paper should primarily rely on the historical documents to support your thesis. Citation: Any form of citation (e.g., APA, Turabian) is allowed as long as you remain consistent throughout the paper. Citations, including in-text citations, do not count towards the overall word total.