Decembrists Paragraph Assignment
This is a
view across Decembrists Square (with the Bronze Horseman in the center)
St. Isaac's Cathedral. At the time of the Decembrist revolt in
1825, the Square was called "Senate Square" because immediately to the
rear of the square was the new Senate (government) building that had
been erected in 1763. The other end of the Square opened onto the
This was only a few hundred yards from the Winter
Palace. The Decembrists were the start of Russia's long revolutionary movement.
Check the following websites
with information about the Decembrists:
Answer the following question
in a paragraph:
Citing specific evidence from the information about the Decembrists, what were the 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.
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