Transportation and Society—Writing Assignment: Due: November 28th (uploaded via Canvas) As we will see in our class, transportation has played a significant role in our nation’s history, and has influenced tremendous progress. This progress has occurred not only on the technological level, but has also changed our culture and society. In this writing assignment, select an element of transportation (some examples are below) and explain how it has affected American society in the past, and/or if it is still affecting American society today. This assignment should be: – Typed, double-spaced, and with Times New Roman font – Minimum of 3 pages in length – You must use 2 sources from outside our class textbook (see examples below) – For citations, please use the MLA style (examples for citations will be posted on canvas, and can be found on the library website). Always use quotation marks when using words that are not your own (““). Failing to do so will result in a zero on the assignment and possible disciplinary action. * As always, come talk to me if you have questions, want me to review a source, an outline or read a draft—email me or setup a zoom office visit! Example of Potential Sources (if in doubt, ask me!): • Chronicling America (library of congress data base) • Daily Life Through History (ABC CLIO) • Pop Culture Universe (ABC CLIO) • Academic Search Complete, Master File Complete, and American History (EBSCO) Example of Topics: • Henry Ford and the assembly line • The Wright brothers and airplanes • Trains and movement westward • Shipping/trade advancement • Military transportation/technology (Civil War-Present) • Prohibition and bootleggers (Origins of NASCAR) • Automobile accessories—AC, seatbelts, windshield wipers, etc. • Car culture of the 1950’s and 1960’s • Montgomery Bus Boycott • Mass consumer air travel • The gasoline crisis of the 1970’s • GPS/navigation technology • Car sharing (Uber, Lyft, etc.) **These are just some examples; you are not limited to just these options—if you think of another idea of how transportation influenced society, ask me!Writing Tips: Ask yourself these questions when selecting your topic, outside sources, and writing the paper; all these questions may not apply, but will help get the creative juices flowing! • What is the topic you chose and why? o What makes it interesting to you? • How does it relate to American history? Think connections, people, laws, policy, presidents, other lawmakers, and regular people, etc. o Who are the influencers? • What are specific examples from history that connect to the topic you chose (use lecture notes, the textbook, homework, group discussions, or outside research)? • Is it important? • Is it still relevant today? • Has it has a positive or negative affect on society (or specific groups of people)? • What have been the implications over time, if any?
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