Choose one of the following essay prompts:
o Compare and contrast Thomas Jeffersons Declaration of Independence
with Thomas Paines pamphlet Common Sense. Which had the greater effect on revolutionary America? Are these documents still effective today?
o Compare and contrast the Articles of Confederation with the U.S. Constitution. Evaluate the extent to which the Articles of Confederation were effective in solving the problems of the new nation. Why did the articles fail? How did the Constitution fix those problems?
Your paper should be three to four (3-4) pages in length, excluding the title and reference page.
Paper should have a clear thesis statement.
APA formatting should be used, including an in-text citation for referenced works.
Use specific examples to support your argument.
Include analysis of the similarities, differences and effectiveness of the two documents.