In this project, you will write the introductory paragraph of a history paper based on one of the questions you identified in your topic exploration worksheet. To do this, however, you must first find out a bit more information about your topic and draft a research plan. This will allow you to transform your question about your topic into a thesis statement, as well as give you the background information you will need to craft an interesting introductory paragraph. You will not write the entire paper, just the introduction to the paper that concludes with a thesis statement. The following critical elements will be assessed in a Word document of 3–5 pages that combines both your research plan (Critical Elements I–II) and your introduction (Critical Element III).
Specifically, the following critical elements must be addressed:
- Compile secondary sources about your event that address the following questions using the provided materials.Be sure to cite your information using the most recent version of APA guidelines. Based on the sources you have selected, address the following questions:
- What is the historical context of the event? In other words, what was going on in the world/area/society around the event?
- How did the historical context influence the event? For instance, what was happening in the world/area/society around the event that impacted how it occurred?
- Compile primary sources you could use for additional information using the provided materials. Be sure to cite your information using the most recent version of APA guidelines. Based on the sources you have selected, address the following questions:
- Discuss how the primary sources relate to the secondary sources. Do the primary sources support what the secondary sources are telling you, or do they contradict what those sources have told you?
- Explain what these primary sources add to your understanding of the topic. How does it help you understand the topic better than the secondary sources?
III. Write your introduction.
- Based on your primary and secondary source research, turn your research question into a thesis statement that addresses your topic and how it has been influenced by its historical context.
- From the knowledge you have gained from your primary and secondary sources, determine what background information you will use in the introduction to lead to your thesis statement.
- Write your introduction. Be sure to incorporate your background information and to conclude with your thesis statement.
Guidelines for Submission: Your research plan and introduction should be 3–5 pages, with double spacing, one-inch margins, 12-point Times New Roman font,and formatted according to the most current version of APA style.
Science (what are the effects of the atomic bomb on the health of the people living in Vietnam) use one primary source and one secondary source
The Associated Press. (1945, Aug. 6–14). AP was there: The US drops atomic bombs on Japan in 1945. Retrieved from
Atomic Archive. (2015). Historical documents and reports. Retrieved from http://www.atomicarchive.com/Docs/index.shtml
Manhattan Engineer District. (1946, June 29). The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Retrieved from
Harper, J. (2007). Secrets revealed, revelations concealed: A secret city confronts its environmental legacy. The George Washington University Institute for Ethnographic Research, 80(1), 39–64.
Retrieved from http://ezproxy.snhu.edu/login?url=http://www.jstor.org/stable/4150943
Malloy, S. L. (2012). ‘A very pleasant way to die’: Radiation effects and the decision to use the atomic bomb against Japan. Diplomatic History,36(3), 515–545. Retrieved from