Select ONE of the dates, May Day (that is, May 1 or Labor Day) or Seventeenth of October (Oct. 17) for this assignment, and analyze the historical meanings of the political rituals linked to Peronism and Perón’s leadership. For the analysis, focus on the following years: 1946, and subsequent years, 1948-1950, and 1953.
Hint and background: Shortly after Juan Domingo Perón’s inauguration as constitutional president of Argentina on 4 June 1946, the Seventeenth of October  became a national holiday. Subsequently, another national holiday, May Day, became a day to “reaffirm Argentine identity, sovereignty, and liberation.” According to Plotkin, the two dates commemorated “political rituals” and transformed the essence of the relationship between Perón and the Argentine people.
•Length: 750 words maximum
•Essay should be typed and double-spaced. Cite all quotations and paraphrases. Writing is NOT a series of continuous quotations. Make it clear to the reader that you read the text carefully.
•Write a thesis statement (central argument) in your introduction, then develop the thesis and provide historical evidence (body of your essay), and end with a closing paragraph.
•Use Chicago Manual of Style.
•Use Footnotes or Endnotes
You can use this website:
The History of Peronism (Part I)