Primary Source Analysis
As the title implies, its an analysis on a specific primary source. In my case, it is on U.S. Congress declaring war on Mexico kicking off the Mexican American war and the specific document for it. Not the James K. Polk document. The questions for the paper we need to answer these questions: What does the Declaration of War actually do? Who is Congress declaring war against? Based on this document alone can you tell why America declared war on Mexico? Based on this document alone who among the American population is actually going to be doing the fighting? Based on this document alone, which American government official is going to be leading the war and making decisions? Finally, what questions are you left with after reading the document, if any?