United States History
Unit 1 Writing Task
Argumentative Writing Assignment: "Was the expansion of the railroads more positive or negative in the late 1800s for the nation?
After researching the sources, write an essay that argues your position, positive or negative, on the effects of the railroad in the late 1800s for the nation. Support your position with evidence from your research. Be sure to acknowledge competing views. Give examples to illustrate, clarify, and support your position.
Remember copying ideas is plagiarism, use proper citation when using another personís ideas.