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AP US History 1 Analysis Paper

Colonization to Reconstruction



Due Dates

  • Topic Proposal (general content) – no later than Wednesday, March 16
  • Topic Proposal (specific Analysis) no later than Monday, April 4
  • List of Sources/Content to be Used –  Friday, April 22
  • Thesis Statement – must be submitted by Friday, April 29
  • Outline – must be completed by Friday, May 13
  • Final Draft of your Analysis Paper – due Friday, May 27


MLA Style Brochure – you can download a copy by clicking on the link in the left column on the library website




Books in the MHS Library – use the Search the library link, if you are getting too many results, try to be more specific in your search. If you are not getting enough, come see the librarian to look up the subject heading vocabulary that may get better results.

Or – browse the shelves using the following numbers:


            321, 325    Colonies

            327.27     Foreign Relations

            328.73    Congress

            342.73    Constitution

            347.73    Supreme Court

            361.7, 362.5    Social Settlements

            910.973    Exploring Expeditions

            917.3    Geography

            973       US History

            973.2    US History 1600-1775

            973.3    US History 1775-1783

            973.4    US History 1783-1815

            973.5    US History 19th Century

            973.6    US History 1815-1861

            973.7    US History 1861-1865

            973.8    US History 1865-1898



Books in the Metuchen Public Library – Use the Other Libraries link to search the library.


If you don’t find what you need there, try JerseyCat on the other libraries page. This will search all the libraries in the state and your requests will be shipped to the MHS library for you.  Just be sure not to procrastinate, it can take a week or two for the process.


DATABASES – Use the link on the left and the usernames/passwords


General Interest/Reference


American National Biography (metboe/metboe)

            American National Biography offers portraits of more than 19,000 men and women -- from all eras and walks of life -- whose lives have shaped the nation.


Gale Virtual Reference eBooks (metu_log)

Hundreds of reference books searchable and available in their entirety online. These can also be accessed through the MHS Library Catalog.


Student Research Center (meshinf/infolink)

            Search newspapers, magazines, reference books, primary source documents, biographies, maps, photos, and radio and television transcripts in one search




ABC-CLIO World at War: Understanding Conflict and Society (metuchen08840/metuchen08840)

            Click on the topics tab after you log in to find your area of focus


History Database Center  (metuchenhs/bulldogs)

            Allows users to search across all InfoBase Learning’s (Facts on File) history databases at once:


Infotrac Periodical Collections (metu_log)

            U.S. History Collection

            As any historian will state, the study of history is as much about the present as the past: to that end, this collection provides well-rounded coverage of both the current thinking and events in US History, as well as scholarly work being established in the field. This compilation of journals provides robust and balanced coverage of this field, useful both to the novice historian as well as to the advanced academic researcher.


Magazines and Newspapers


EBSCOhost Web  (meshinf/infolink) 

            EBSCOhost Research Databases - Scan the list of choices and choose the ones that best fit your topic.



            The New York Times from 1851 to today’s edition.




                        These are sources of information you can trust.


The Library of Congress

            American History Collection



Oyez Project

            The Supreme Court of the United States



Colonial Williamsburg

            That the future might learn from the past



Eyewitness to History

            History through the eyes of those who lived it



History Channel 

            (especially History Lists and Topics tabs)



Annenberg Learner    

            Biography of America


                        Click on the chapters of this video textbook for transcripts of the videos (and the videos).


In Class Assignment (for extra credit points!)