The style to be used is: Times New Roman size 12 print There is to be 1 inch margins on the top, bottom and sides of the paper. The first page should start at the top of the page. Number the pages starting with the first page of your paper (not the title page).

Slavery’s Constitution: Paper

From the prompt listed below you will construct a 4-5 page paper.
In class we will discuss and work on major parts of the paper.
The paper must include at least two primary sources, two articles, and two monograms for a minimum of six sources.
The paper must include either footnotes or endnotes.
There is to be a title page with the title of your paper, your name, date and my name.
If you choose to use endnotes there needs to be an endnote page.
There is to be a bibliography page that lists in alphabetical order the sources footnoted or listed on your endnote page.
The style to be used is: Times New Roman size 12 print
There is to be 1 inch margins on the top, bottom and sides of the paper.
The first page should start at the top of the page.
Number the pages starting with the first page of your paper (not the title page).

You must attend at least one session with the Graduate Student Tutors. I suggest doing this in the beginning to construct a strong thesis. The tutors are NOT there to proof read your papers. Do not go to them empty-handed. Do not go to them the day before the paper is due. Times and location with be posted.
Prompt:
Defend or Refute the following statement.
Far from being silent on slaves and slavery in the Constitution, the Founding Fathers spoke deeply. In reality they did not ignore or leave unfinished the business of slavery. Of the Constitution’s eighty-four clauses, six were directly concerned with slaves and the interests of their owners. Five other clauses had implications for slavery that were considered and debated by the delegates during ratification. Slavery was not a moral blind spot for the framers of the Constitution, nor a mere expression of economic interest. Slavery was as important to the making of the Constitution as the Constitution was to the survival of slavery.