Directions: Please read the document (letter from Ho Chi Minh to President Truman) AND study the website on India and the 1947 Partition. You will see the links to both items below. After you have done this, answer the question (beneath the items, in bold) in the form of a well-constructed essay using your own words (no plagiarism!) and using both items.
Below is a link to a letter from Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh to U.S. President Harry Truman from 1946.
https://www.docsteach.org/documents/document/ho-chi-minh-truman (Links to an external site.)
(**You can zoom in and out and move up/down, left/right in the letter using the arrows, magnifying zoom controls at the bottom of the document – you’ll see this when you hover over the document). ALSO, the letter is several pages long, so be sure to read all of the pages of the letter.)
BBC website on 1947 Partition of India. (There are some very interesting and helpful short films as you scroll down this page).https://www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/46428985 (Links to an external site.)
Question: Each event and outcome in history is the result of people having conceptualized and implemented ideas that were intended to change society, culture, economy, and politics. What historical ideas, events, and forces over time led to the outcomes that you see in the sources above? (For example, think about larger ideas and forces such as capitalism, socialism, Social Darwinism, colonialism, decolonization, etc.) (Minimum 800 words)
I will be looking for and grading based on the criteria below:
Did you answer the question?Supporting points clearly presentedDemonstrate command of the topic (that is, essays should be marked by detailed evidence*Clearly explain, analyze, and synthesize your ideas and historical facts?