Turning Points that had a Significant Impact on U.S. History between the years 1400 and 1865

Final Assessment: Turning Point Research Paper
Final Assessment: Turning Point Research Paper
Turning points are significant events in history which become catalysts for change. These changes, for example, can inspire legislation and war, cause victory or defeat, and lead to the evolution of national ideologies. Some turning points are more obvious than others and are referenced often in the study of history, while others may not be. It is our continued analysis of historical events that determine these significant moments and how they have helped shape the culture of the United States. For your final assessment, you will be identifying, describing, and analyzing a major turning point in U.S. history between the years 1400 and 1865.
In your paper you must include the following:
Why you believe the turning point is in fact a significant moment in U.S. History.
Describe the causes and events that led to the turning point.
Analyze how the turning point changed the course of history in the United States.
Evaluate the impact of the turning point on todays society.
Paper Requirements:
Well-organized essay including a thesis statement, multiple body paragraphs, and a conclusion beyond a component of the paper.
3-5 pages (not including title page and reference page)
Use of 5 or more sources.
Use of 2 primary source documents.
APA citations used throughout paper and a completed APA reference list

My thesis statement must be included. Which is below.

At the beginning of the Civil War in the 1800s, there were more than 4 million enslaved American in the U.S. The end of the civil war in 1865, led to many changes occurring in the American society. The slaves were emancipated, President Abraham Lincoln was assassinated and the American economy was moving towards a new era of capitalism. Let us discuss the events leading to all those changes at the end of the Civil War.