NATION BUILDING AND NATIONALISMAssignment Overview
White Men’s Democracy
The Revolutionary War was over, the colonies were now a country, the country was growing and expanding at an unbelievable pace. The nation was thriving, and it looked like this experiment in democracy and the notion that all men are created equal was going to work. But how equal was it?
In this third Case, you’ll be reviewing, researching and writing about the reality of democracy as it was practiced during this time.
Write a 3 to 4-page essay answering the question:
How and why did social rights expand for white men during the early 19th century and decrease for women and non-whites?
Use concepts from the background readings as well as any academic resources you can find (Wikipedia-type sources are not acceptable). Please be sure to cite your sources within the text and provide a reference page at the end of your paper.
Length: 3 to 4 pages, double-spaced, typed, using 12-Point Times New Roman font.
The following items will be assessed in particular:
- Your ability to apply the basic concepts to the questions.
- Some in-text references to the background readings (APA formatting not required).
- The essay should address each element of the assignment. Remember to support your answers with solid references including the background readings.