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READ THIS ENTIRE PAGE FOR INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPSFor assignment #1, you will be submitting a Short Historical Topic Paper. This is a persuasive argument/opinion paper whereby you provide an opinion on a historical topic related to our course and then defend that opinion with evidence (outside sources). Even if your topic deals with a contemporary issue, you MUST base your paper around African American History. For example, a paper about stereotypes of Black women on television must include a discussion of the historical origins stereotypes such as jezebel or mammy. No historical analysis and you will not do well on this assignment.Below is an example:”In this paper, I will prove that Tupac Shakur is the greatest rapper of all time.” <----My topic is Tupac Shakur and my opinion is that he is the greatest rapper of all time. (**This is your thesis statement and you must include a strong thesis statement early on in your paper. Obviously, you may need to write more than what I've provided in this example. You may have to explain more precisely who or what event you are referring to so that the reader has a good basic understanding of the topic and your opinion.**)"To prove my thesis is true, I will present three points of evidence that will demonstrate why Tupac Shakur is the greatest rapper of all time." <-----After you present your thesis statement and define or describe the person or event, you should tell your reader how you plan to prove your case. In the very next sentence you should briefly describe the evidence so that the reader knows what to expect."My evidence includes documented record of Tupac's album sells before and after his death, information pertaining to the cult fan following that remains strong even after Tupac's untimely death and evidence that Tupac's music and life has been one of the most studied lives of a rap figure to date." <---Here I have briefly summarized the evidence I plan to present. By doing this, your reader will have a roadmap to follow and it will help give your paper organization.Next, you will need to deal with each point of evidence in separate paragraphs. My suggestion to you is that you fully develop one point of evidence fully before moving onto the next. Students often try to rush through this part by writing 3 to 5 lines. A solid paragraph is 5-7 complete sentences. The more evidence you provide, the stronger your argument.Finally, devote the final paragraph to restating your thesis and showing how you prove it with evidence.Here is a SAMPLE Outline:I. Introduction - State Thesis and Provide Brief List of Evidence You Plan to Provide (MAKE SURE your thesis is expressed as an OPINION that you plan to prove ---> “In this paper, I plan to prove that Tupac is the greatest rapper of all time.”II. Evidence #1 —> “Although Tupac has been deceased since 1996, his final album, Makaveli went certified four times platinum and peaked as the number one album on the Billboard R&B/Hip Hop chart” (see here, I dealt with my first point of evidence. You need to write a solid paragraph. A single sentence will not suffice)III. Evidence #2 —> “As recently as August 30, 2014, several internet hoaxes claiming Tupac is alive has renewed interest in the rapper such that Tupac Shakur fan clubs remain active and vibrant where members collect Tupac related products, get Tupac tattoos on their bodies and debate which Tupac album is the greatest.”IV. Evidence #3 —> “Tupac’s lyrics and lifestyle has been the interest of study for both fans and scholars. In 1997, UC Berekley offered a course on the life and music of Tupac and many other universities followed suit such as the University of Washington which offered a class entitled “The Textual Appeal of Tupac Shakur” in 2003. In the edited volume of “Habitus of the ‘Hood, author Chris Richardson explores how the study of Tupac’s life helps us to understand the complexity of life in the ‘hood.”V. Conclusion—> I have sought to prove that Tupac is the greatest rapper of all time. I have provided evidence of his posthumous record sales which eclipsed that of living rapper artists, evidence of his vibrant and growing cult status amount fans and detailed how Tupac’s life and music has been rigorously studied by fans and scholars alike. Therefore, based on the information I have provide, I have proven my thesis and can confidently conclude that Tupac Shakur is the greatest rapper of all time.Since this is a history class, you will need to use Chicago Manual of Style for your references. You will need both in-text (within the body of the paper) citations and full citations at the end of the paper. For in-text citations, the simple format is (author, date, page #) or you can use footnotes if you are so inclined. Please note: You must cite every bit of information that isn’t your own words or ideas. One citation for any entire paragraph will not cut it either.I have provided a Chicago Manual of Style Guide below. I have also sent you a link to the APUS Course Guide on Chicago/Turabian style.A list of APPROVED historical topics which fit within this course time frame is provided in the linked document below. YOU MUST SELECT AN APPROVED TOPIC.***************************************************************************************************************************A Short Paper Assignment allows you, early in the course, to demonstrate your research skills to your instructor and to receive feedback that will benefit you when you write your research paper. With this assignment, you will learn how to do proper and adequate research and write a short paper and prepare you for writing the research paper.This short paper is at least three double-spaced pages of text (Times New Roman, font size 12) and you must consult a minimum of two academically credible sources. Bibliographies and citations will be in the Chicago Manual of Style format.The topic is The NAACPIt will be submited to turnitin so it have to be all originalAdditional Requirements Level of Detail: Only answer needed

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