Your research paper should present an argument based on a careful analysis of primary sources and supplemented by evidence and arguments drawn from scholarly secondary sources (books and scholarly articles). The paper should have an Introduction, in which you identify both the topic of your paper and your thesis; a short (1 – 2 paragraph) summary of the major arguments you have identified in the scholarly books and articles (this is the Historiography overview); a careful analysis of the evidence you have unearthed to support your thesis (the body of the paper); and a Concluding paragraph.
Include an annotated bibliography in which you create separate categories for Primary Sources; Secondary Sources — Books; and Secondary Sources — Scholarly Articles. The bibliography should include at least 2 substantive primary sources, at least 4 scholarly books (monographs and/or collections of essays), and at least 2 scholarly articles in addition to any articles you used from the 1914-1918 Online Encyclopedia. (If you are using newspaper articles as your primary source base, you will need many more than 2 newspaper articles. I have discussed this issue with you individually if this applies to your paper.)
I have attached an annotated bibliography with all the sources you should use to complete the paper. In the Outline I attached this is the format of the paper. The Thesis statement is at the top of the outline page. This needs to be completed by 3pm Friday April 30th.