declaration of independence

In your thesis, make sure to address what you think as the major catalyst was for the change you are examining. This is essentially an essay asking you to consider the causes of change (not the effects) so make sure to focus your paper in this way.
Use your lecture notes and assigned class readings to support your essay. You are not required to do outside research, but you may include scholarly sources if you would like. These sources may not come from generic, non-peer-reviewed websites, but must come from academic texts (you can find such sources through the online library databases).