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HIST 4175-01: Modern American History, Elections in America

Elections in America Since 1865

Elections in America Since 1865

It is a good idea to reread the class assignment before embarking on your research. You will want to identify five objects (primary sources) and at least three scholarly (secondary) sources for your essay.

How to Choose a Topic

The first step is to pick an election that you would find interesting since you will be spending time researching it. Here are some suggestions for selecting a topic that is not too broad and not too narrow:

Encyclopedias for Background Information

Once you have an idea, do a little background research to learn more about it by searching  encyclopedias or Wikipedia. Please note: For this assignment you may not cite encyclopedias as one of your scholarly sources. Here are a few places to begin: