Paper 3: Writing the History of Now, TomorrowPROMPT:Over the course of this semester, we have explored diverse primary sources from the past to understand distinct moments in U.S. history. At the same time, we have used those primary sources and our secondary source readings to reflect on historical legacies that remain alive in our present.And what a present it is. Between an unprecedented pandemic, the global outcry for racial justice in the wake of the murder of George Floyd, new expressions of xenophobia, and a highly contentious U.S. presidential election, you have all been living through some true history in the making.With the latter in mind, your task for the final paper is to identify and write a short critical analysis of a primary source from THE PRESENT that scholars of the future will use to write the history of 2020. The source you pick can be anything—a photograph (or two), a magazine article, a film, a speech by a politician, a music video, a work of art, a government document or report. What is important is that your choice reflects serious thought, that it is substantive, and that it allows you to engage in meaningful discussion about major political and social issues that concern you today. Your paper, in turn, must a) critically assess the source’s point of view and b) make a cohesive argument about how that source will help scholars of the future understand something important about U.S. politics and/or society in 2020.Your paper should be 1000-1200 words in length (~4-5 pages, double spaced). You are encouraged to include in your submission a copy of, or link to, the source you choose if feasible to do so.. Note that this is the Tuesday of exam week, and grades are due several days thereafter. Thus, there is limited to no time to accept delayed assignments. Make every effort to get this paper in ON TIME.PARAMETERS AND TIPSThis assignment allows for more creative license than your first two papers. That said, your paper still must have an argument and thesis, like any good piece of writing, and your writing must be grammatically and stylistically sound.Questions you might address, or around which you might frame your analysis, include:1. What major political, social, and or cultural issues in U.S. society today does your source address or offer perspective on?2. How does the source you chose help us understand major issues in U.S. politics and society at the time in which it was created?3. Why might it be valuable for historians to turn to the source you have chosen many years later to understand the year 2020 in U.S. history? What special insights does it provide?MATERIALS AND CITATIONSThere are no specific materials that you are required to use for this paper. Nor are you required to use additional sources other than the primary source you choose. That said, general citation principles for history writing still apply. If you draw on ancillary materials (articles, books, etc) to help you contextualize your analysis of the source you chose, cite them in a footnote. And of course, when appropriate—as in, when quoting it directly—you should cite your source selection in a footnote too.