Provide a strong thesis on the first page of your paper.
“ Develop your argument clearly and logically, using specific evidence to back up your points.
“ Paper should be based primarily on Eric Rauchway’s Murdering McKinley (book has given in additional materials).
“ Do NOT consult outside sources.
+++ Paper should answer these questions: Historians have long debated how best to characterize the reform movements and reformist policies of the Progressive Era. In Murdering McKinley, Eric Rauchway argues that Teddy Roosevelt œset himself the task of implementing radical changes for conservative purposes. (p. 93) What does Rauchway mean by this? What problems did Roosevelt see in American society and how did he go about addressing them? How did he use McKinley’s murder to justify and build support for his political agenda? What specific arguments did Roosevelt and others make of Leon Czolgosz, his influences, and his motives?