Witte Paragraph Assignment
Looking closely at this map, you can
see a small problem with the route of the Trans-Siberian Railway; a sizable portion of it runs through non-Russian
territory. Not sure how Russia ever thought that it was going to get away with that, and
it didn't (war with Japan soon followed).
Check the following websites with information about Sergei
Answer the following question in a paragraph:
Citing specific evidence from the information about Witte, what
were some of the main ideas of Witte's economic policy for Russia?
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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Charlie's History Writing Center for
specific information on the writing requirements for the assignments in the
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