Cause and Effect
A successful cause and effect essay requires a strong understanding of the order in which historical events occurred. Essentially, what was the cause of the event, and what were the consequences of that event? Cause and effect papers should analyze the reasons for the event and the results of that event. Your paper may focus primarily on causes, primarily on effects, or a combination of both.
Start by selecting an event in which you are interested. To understand the causes of the event, create a timeline of events that occurred prior to the event you have chosen. This will help organize your chronology and establish the most significant causes of the event. To understand the effects of the event, brainstorm what changed as a result of the event.