The essay will be a comparison paper centering on the life and times of Jim and Miriam Ferguson. The student will need to compare the article, “Yet another look at the Fergusons of Texas” in A Lone Star Reader and apply it to the recent history of one of two presidents: Bill Clinton or Lyndon Johnson or Warren Harding.
How does the scandals and personalities of one of these presidents compare or contrast to Jim Ferguson and the Ferguson years?
A balanced approach to the history of the Ferguson era and the president of your choice is required to secure the highest possible grade. Please use 5 outside sources beyond the article on the Fergusons.