HIS 102
Optional Decembrists Paragraph Assignment


This is a view from atop St. Isaac's Cathedral (Исаакиевский Собoр, built 1818-1858) looking out over Decembrists' Square (Площадь Декабристов) in St. Petersburg.  Across the Neva River you can see the Winter Palace.  This was the site of the ill-fated Decembrists Uprising (14/26 December 1825).  The Square was long known as Senate Square because of the location of the Russian Senate building there, but in 1925, Soviet authorities renamed  the square "Decembrist Square" in honor of Russia's failed first revolutionaries.  The Bronze Horseman is also there.  Photo Credit DaLish.

Decembrists' Square
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Read the materials about the Russian Decembrists and answer the following question in a paragraph:

Citing specific evidence from the material about the Decembrists, what were some of the main causes of the Decembrist Revolt? (Please make sure that you cite sources.)
Your paragraph should be about one-half page in length, double-spaced with one-inch margins, font size 10 or 12; it should contain a concise topic sentence that directly responds to the assigned question (no need to define terms or cite a dictionary) and use direct, quoted material to support your points.  You may consider submitting a draft of your assignment to your instructor for feedback before submitting the assignment for a grade. Please send some specific questions that you would like answered about your draft. The questions can be general (Is my thesis/first sentence clear?) or specific (Is the phrase, "Chardin was jeweller," written correctly?).
Your assignment should be sent to your course instructor following the directions for submitting assignments.
Please take a moment to review all of my support materials in Charlie's History Writing Center for additional information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course..
The Optional Decembrists Paragraph is worth a maximum of 25 points.



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