Abraham Lincoln. Abraham Lincoln. Write an essay concerning the platforms and beliefs of one of the candidates in the presidential election of year 1860 (Abraham Lincoln). Do the platforms advocate a strong or weak central government? Give some specific examples of some of the platforms and how or why they would result in a stronger or weaker central government if put into place.
Ideas and arguments presented should be backed up by in-text citation of at least five sources, at least two of which must be primary sources. Do not use Wikipedia. A Separate Works Cited Page should follow the essay. This assignment will fulfill one of the Gordon Rule requirements for the course. Your paper should be 2 pages, double-spaced using 12 point Times New Roman black font and conform to standards of College Level Writing. Submit a hard copy of your essay. No electronic submissions will be accepted. Use MLA format. For help with MLA format, consult an MLA manual or a website such as The Purdue Online Writing Lab at http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/
The University of Central Florida’s definition of “College-Level Writing” is as follows:
The writing will have a clearly defined central idea or thesis.
It will provide adequate support for that idea.
It will be organized clearly and logically.
It will show awareness of the conventions of standard written English.
It will be formatted or presented in an appropriate way.