HIS 242
1905 Paragraph Assignment


Image of Tamara Karsavina (1885-1978), one of Russia's greatest ballerinas; she was already dancing at the Mariinskii Theatre in St. Petersburg in 1905.

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Read the Imperial Manifesto of October 1905 and the Fundamental Laws of April 1906 and answer the following question in a paragraph:

Citing specific evidence from the Imperial Manifesto and the Fundamental Laws (not from the textbook), assess whether the Manifesto and the Laws established a constitutional regime in Russia.

If you have not already done so, you can review the remarks by Professor Evans on 1905.

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 Charlie's History Writing Center for specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the course.



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