For your historical essay, you will write a historical event paper that connects an event in American history taking place since 1865 to the larger historical context of the time period. Along with the event, you will be developing a thesis statement on which to focus your paper, and you will defend that thesis and other historical claims using primary and secondary sources. Your historical event paper will contain an introduction, three body paragraphs, a conclusion, and a references page. In your paper, you will describe your selected event, explain the historical significance of the event to the time period, and support your claims with relevant evidence from at least two primary sources and two secondary sources. Your sources MUST BE SCHOLARLY. Your paper must include these elements: Cause(s): What events led to the event you selected? Participants: Who was involved? Chronology: When did this happen? Defend your Argument: After establishing the historical context, you will move into a defense of each piece of the argument you made in your thesis statement. Through several paragraphs in the body of your essay, you will defend your thesis using carefully selected evidence from your sources. Your Works Cited must be on a separate page from your paper. They must be in alphabetical order and they must have hanging indentations.