1)Part one of the research paper requires you to submit your topic for review and approval. You must identify a domestic pre-9/11 terrorist event and a domestic post-9/11 terrorist event that will be the focus of your research paper.
Note: The two terrorist events that are selected must have occurred at least five years apart. In addition to identifying the two terrorist events that will serve as the basis for the research paper, you must provide a brief description that explains why you believe the selected events will serve as a good comparison for evaluating how terrorist activities have evolved over time.
The research paper topic should be no more than one page in length, using Times New Roman 12-point font, double- spaced. You are not required to cite resources for this assignment, and a reference page is not required; however, you should keep notes on interesting resources and their locations as you find them for the annotated bibliography assignment 2.

2) For this assignment, complete an annotated bibliography for the final research paper related to your chosen topic. An annotated bibliography is a list of citations of books, articles, and documents. Each citation is followed by a brief (usually about 100 words), descriptive and evaluative paragraph; this is called the annotation. The purpose of the annotation is to inform the reader of the relevance, accuracy, and quality of the sources cited.
Each annotated bibliography entry consists of two parts; the reference citation in APA format, followed by the summary for that reference. First, locate and record citations to books, periodicals, and documents that may contain useful information and ideas on your topic. Briefly examine and review the actual items. Then choose five sources that provide a variety of perspectives on your topic. Next, cite each source using APA style in the form of reference citations.
Finally, write a concise annotation below each reference that summarizes the central theme and scope of the book or article. Include one or more sentences that explain how this work illuminates your bibliography topic. Your annotated bibliography should be at least two pages in length. Include a title page using proper APA style.

3) Research paper on your chosen domestic pre- and post-9/11 terrorist event. The research paper must be written using the following outline structure:
1. Title page
2. Introduction: In this section, identify the two terrorist events that have been previously selected, and briefly explain
why these events serve as good comparison points for evaluating how terrorist activities have evolved over time.
This section should be at least one page in length.
3. Pre-9/11 terrorist event: In this section, describe the first terrorist event that is being used for comparison. The
description of this terrorist event must include the nature of the event, methods used by the terrorists, and
eventual outcome of the event. This section should be at least one page in length.
4. Post-9/11 terrorist event: In this section, describe the second terrorist event that is being used for comparison. The description of this terrorist event must include the nature of the event, methods used by the terrorists, and
eventual outcome of the event. This section should be at least one page in length.
5. Terrorist events comparison: In this section, compare and contrast the two terrorist events that were described in
the previous sections. Suggested areas for comparison include (1) motivations for attacks, (2) methods of attack, (3) impact on society, and (4) lessons learned from attacks that can be used to develop counterterrorist strategies. You should also discuss how terrorist strategies have evolved from the first event to the second event. This section of the research paper should be at least two pages in length.
6. Summary and conclusions: In this section, summarize the evolution of terrorism based upon the two selected events. This section should be at least one page in length.
7. References: Provide a reference list that is formatted per APA (6th ed.) guidelines.
While the level of detail in each section of the research paper will vary, it is expected that the final paper will be at least six pages in length, not counting the title and reference pages. An abstract is not required.

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