Write a SHORT essay - between 350 and 500
words. This is usually, ONE page (or one page and a quarter), single spaced.
You are writing a HISTORICAL essay. When you write about an
event/accusation, your statements must include answers to the following questions: Who? Whom? Where? When? Why? You
have to explain what was the Blood Libel, the Bubonic Plague - when, where, who
… as if the person reading the essay knows nothing about the subject.
Your answers must be based upon your analysis and understanding
of the required readings. Your answers should convince me that you have read
and thought about the required readings, and that you have tried to understand
the significant and difficult issues, problems, and questions we are studying.
You must write a complete and FULL answer to the big question.
Therefore, you MUST answer
ALL the specific small questions below the short and main
Your answers must be based upon your analysis, understanding,
and reactions to
the required readings. They should show that you have read and thought about
the assigned readings. Include your reactions (views, opinions, and feelings) in your
essays; they are valuable as long as they are based on your understandingof
and reactions to your reading.
Describe what were the different factors,
conditions and weaknesses of the Weimar Republic that eventually destroyed the
Weimar Republic, and how they led to the rise of Hitler and Nazism/National
Socialism to power in 1933.