I need to find a devastating event that happened in America that can be argued for an essay assignment. Any suggestions?

Answer

There are lots of good possibilities for this assignment if you think about arguing whether this changed the way Americans viewed something, or whether the event was good or bad for Americans, or whether Americans had the right response. Choosing to argue from an unusual side can sometimes make a more interesting paper. Here are some possibilities:

How did the Civil War change the American ideas of democracy?

Was the Great Depression good for America?

Updated on February 3, 2018