write an analytical essay in which you summarize the main points of the article (this should take about 2/3 of your essay) and then analyze/critique the source

Lincoln’s first inaugural address

 

write an analytical essay in which you summarize the main points of the article (this should take about 2/3 of your essay) and then analyze/critique the source (about 1/3 of your essay).

Who is the author of your chosen source? What is the time period of the source and what is the topic? What might this article tell a researcher about the time period? What is he/she trying to say? What is his/her point of view? Does he/she make a convincing case? Why or why not? What does the author leave out (if anything)? Does the author exhibit a particular bias? Is there anything in this source that might be relevant to the world today?

Note: Depending on the source you choose not all of the above questions may be relevant. Answer those which are relevant to your source.

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