I want you to write a paper that addresses the following question: What role did Will County play in the nations history until 1865? The paper should be double spaced with one inch margins and at least eight pages in length and have a bibliography. Remember that this is an essay, and you should follow the organization and structure of any essay: introduction, paragraphs that support your main thesis, and a conclusion. Include a bibliography at the end of the paper.
A local history paper re-creates a portion of the historical experience of the American nation.
Start the paper by discussing the indigenous people who lived in the local area before the Europeans came. Discuss what they did for a living; what their religious beliefs were; investigate the type of dwelling they lived in, and the parent-child and husband-wife relationships. Then discuss the first European explorers and settlers and how they interacted with the indigenous people. Why did the settlement mushroom into a major town? Then discuss how the area was affected by major historical events such as the American Revolution, Slavery, Immigration, Westward Expansion and the Civil War. Find out the ethnic origins of the Europeans that came to the area, what they did for a living; what their religious beliefs were; and what their politics were. Investigate the type of dwellings and neighborhood they lived in, parent-child and husband-wife relationships, income and social mobility.