This is a 1-page outline for Thematic Essay topic #11 from my US History Regents Guide packet. That resource has empty outline boxes that correlate to each of the 20 possible thematic essay topics on the New York State US History Regents exam. This is the specific information for Thematic Essay possibility #11.
Topic 11/20 = Geography - Effect on Government Action
Examples chosen = Building the Transcontinental Railroad & Constructing the Panama Canal
To find more relevant and in-depth information on these examples, download my US Reading Guides (Transcontinental Railroad = Unit 14, Panama Canal = Unit 21)
This outline shows how the body section of the essay should be constructed. An in-depth explanation of how to write introductions and conclusions, as well as sample intros and conclusions, can also be found in my US History Regents Guide