Student # 7

1) Look at the student’s work.


Compromise of 1877

The Compromise of 1877 to my understanding was were David Davis "was electedd to the U.S Senate by the Illinios legislature with Dempcratic votes in a move to defeat a Republic incumbent." page 488. A republican took Davis place and because of this "the eletoral commission accepted the Republican." page 488 So basically Under the Compromise of 1877, the Democrates had to accept Hayes as the winner (the next president) only if the Repulicans followed the Compromise. A few rules of the Compromise were that they would remove the soilders from the South, to assign a Democrate in the presdients office, and basically "reconstruction" of the South and the railroads

2) Mark an X in the 1st column if you can answer any of these questions about this student’s work.



Did the student read and write the facts accurately? Can you prove it?



Did the student write in his own words? Or did the student do what The Bedford Handbook calls “unacceptable borrowing” or plagiarism? Can you prove it?



Did the student use facts not in the common source—or rely on memory or perhaps make up something? Can you prove it?



Did the student seem to understand the facts? Can you prove it?


3) Now click on the link to the right of this one. Using that link, compare the student’s work with the source that the student used. If your answer to a question above is different, mark an X in the 2nd column.








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