Discuss six ways in which the American economic system expanded during this period

INSTRUCTIONS: Please answer ONE of the following essay questions. Use evidence from the textbook and/or primary sources from Modules 8-12 ONLY. See course syllabus for helpful hints on my expectations for successful essays. Save the essay to your own computer and then attach it as a Word document ONLY under “Attach File.” Let me know if you have any questions. Good luck!
B) Discuss six ways in which the American economic system expanded during this period.

Answer the prompt/question.
• Be based around an overall thesis statement, which is broken down into subarguments supported by evidence.
• For example, a thesis statement on American foreign policy would be broken down into sub-arguments that look at particular dimensions of that policy (Trade, War, Immigration). Those sub-arguments would be supported by evidence (specific names/dates).
• Each sub-argument comprises a paragraph in the body of the essay. So, for example, if the essay asks you to discuss “six ways in which diseases impacted life in the Americas” then your essay should have six sub arguments (one for each way disease impacted life).
• Each of those body paragraphs must begin with a topic sentence in which you elucidate the sub-argument of that paragraph.
• Sub-arguments must be defended by evidence from the textbook and/or primary sources in the modules (minimum 3 citations per paragraph).
• Essays that fail to cite evidence in this way will lose points.
• So, your Midterm and Final essays should be comprised of 8 paragraphs in total: an Introduction, 6 sub-arguments/body paragraphs, and a Conclusion.
• The introductory paragraph should introduce the subject and provide a brief overview of the thesis and sub-arguments to come.
• The concluding paragraph should re-state a brief overview of the thesis and sub-arguments.
• Use the MLA format. For details, see:

• All text should be double-spaced in Times New Roman font size 12
• Put your name, the date, and our class section at the top of the first page. Give the essay a title. Include a “Works Cited” page (even if you only cite one book)
• Reference page numbers by simply placing the book author’s last name and the page number in parentheses after quotes or evidence (Schaller, 99). To cite a
primary document, simply put the author’s name in brackets after the evidence (Las Casas).