After completing the document analyzer in Part One, prepare a short essay (minimum 400 words) in which you take a position and respond to the question Should Spanish colonial settlers accept the New Laws of 1542?
Your essay should have a clear introduction with a strong thesis statement. Body paragraphs must begin with a topic sentence that establishes the focus of that paragraph as it relates to the overall thesis of the essay.
You should visit with your teacher about your thesis idea and even submit drafts of the essay for comments before submitting your final essay here for grading.
Your essay should be formatted according to MLA guidelines, and include a Works Cited page at the end (not included in the page count).
Within the essay you should have a clear thesis statement in the introductory paragraph and should include support from your research in the body paragraphs. All information used from research must be documented using appropriate MLA parenthetical reference to the sources listed on the Works Cited page.
Failure to document sources or include a Works Cited page will result in you having to re-do the assignment.