Investigate President Harry Truman’s decision to desegregate the U.S. military in 1948.
2) The research paper should have at least three main parts: (a) A section where the student provides historical context and background for the topic. (b) A section where the student analyzes a controversial decision made by a relevant historical figure or institution, including all options available to said figure/institution and the various factors that contributed to the outcome of the historical scenario. (c) A section where the student explains the historical significance of the decision that was made.
3) The paper must be a minimum of three pages in length (excluding the title and works cited pages). Or, instructors may opt to require a one thousand word minimum instead (excluding the title and works cited pages).